Accession Number : ADA266732


Title :   Surprise: Get Used To It


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Peterson, Craig A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266732.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : Strategic surprise is one of the most feared dilemmas that a country can suffer. United States Army doctrine, FM 100-5, Operations, says that strategic surprise is extremely difficult to achieve. Empirical historical evidence does not support this position. In fact, strategic surprise is frightfully easy to accomplish. U.S. Army doctrine should be change reflect this not so uncommon phenomenon. The revised doctrine should address both the positive and negative aspects of surprise. It should also provide for the planning considerations for exploitation of the surprised to maximize/capitalize upon the effects and benefits that accrue to the surpriser.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , UNITED STATES , MILITARY DOCTRINE , PLANNING , OPERATION , ARMY , BENEFITS , DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE