Accession Number : ADA265085


Title :   North to the Euphrates: Part 1. The Taking of FOB Cobra


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Hancock, Frank R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265085.pdf


Report Date : 15 Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : On 24 February 1991, the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) conducted the largest helicopter air assault in military history as it struck 90 kilometers inside Iraq with over 2,000 men. The Division's assault established a Foward Operating Base (FOB Cobra) which supported the attack to sever Highway 8 in the Euphrates River Valley. My battalion was the lead battalion of the air assault and subsequently captured 375 prisoners in combat operations at FOB cobra. This study examines the air assault into Iraq along with other missions that the battalion conducted in Saudi Arabia and draws out lessons that could be used in future conflicts.


Descriptors :   *LESSONS LEARNED , *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *MILITARY STRATEGY , AIRBORNE , HELICOPTERS , IRAQ , MILITARY TACTICS , MISSION PROFILES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE