Accession Number : ADA272979


Title :   Bi-National Corps of Nato's Main Defense Forces in Central Europe: Creating Interoperability


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 4 Aug 1992-4 Jun 1993


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Gijsbers, Koen A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a272979.pdf


Report Date : 04 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 175


Abstract : This study investigates the problems that might occur, when combining units of two nations in bi-national corps. The study focuses on three new corps of NATO's Main Defense Forces: a U.S.-led U.S.-German corps, a German-led German-U.S. corps, and an integrated German-Dutch corps. To ascertain the challenge of these new units, the study analyses the new operational environment in Central-Europe, the force development of the units involved, and the plans for the bi-national corps. Furthermore, the study evaluates the capabilities of national divisions and the bi-national corps. Creating the combined corps is not only a feasible concept, it is an essential concept for the future. The concept is a strong trigger to create better interoperability, essential for combined operations in any future contingency. The -tie most critical are, of concern are differences in the concept of fighting with and structuring the corps, and conceptual arid doctrinal differences concerning combat support and combat service support. Combined training, a challenge of itself, will bring a solution for most of the problem. Combined operations, Bi-National corps, Multinational corps, Interoperability.


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *INTEROPERABILITY , *CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , NATO , EUROPE , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , CENTRAL EUROPE , OPERATION , COMBAT SUPPORT , TRAINING , WARFARE , NATIONS , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE