Accession Number : ADA265080


Title :   The Breach of Sadam's Defensive Line: Recollections of a Desert Storm Armor Task Force Commander


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Gross, David F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265080.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 106


Abstract : The purpose of this paper is to record task force activities which preceded the attack and the specific combat actions that occurred during the breach of the Iraqi defenses. The unit's alert notification, pre-deployment and deployment activities are highlighted. The task force's tactical battle plan, organization for combat, command and control procedures, and the specific techniques used to breach the Iraqi defense are described in detail. The paper concludes with a review of lessons learned.


Descriptors :   *TASK FORCES , *MILITARY PLANNING , *COMBAT FORCES , MILITARY HISTORY , DEPLOYMENT , LESSONS LEARNED , BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE