Accession Number : ADA264875


Title :   A Primer on Fire Support for Joint Special Operations


Descriptive Note : Study project,


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Cummins, Gerald E , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264875.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : The term 'special operations' immediately brings to mind the image of an unruly band of misfits creating havoc in some small corner of the world. Nothing could be farther from the truth for today's 'quiet professionals.' Their operations will be conducted in support of national policies with carefully developed objectives. Targeting restraints will be the rule rather than the exception, to protect the population from collateral damage. Accordingly, fire support officers will play an increasingly important role planning, coordinating and controlling joint special operations. This study examines the historical relationship between the fire support community and special operations forces, the current arsenal of fire support systems, and the role of the fire support officer in special operations. It is an attempt to understand some of the opportunities and limitations of fighting with fires in the special operations environments.


Descriptors :   *SPECIAL FORCES , FOREIGN POLICY , MILITARY OPERATIONS , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , FIRE SUPPORT


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE