Accession Number : ADA430933


Title :   Military Geography for Professionals and the Public


Corporate Author : NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Collins, John M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a430933.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1998


Pagination or Media Count : 447


Abstract : Military geography, one of several subsets within those broad confines, concentrates on the influence of physical and cultural environments over political-military policies, plans, programs, and combat/support operations of all types in global, regional, and local contexts. Key factors displayed in table 1 directly (sometimes decisively) affect the full range of military activities: strategies, tactics, and doctrines; command, control, and organizational structures; the optimum mix of land, sea, air, and space forces; intelligence collection; targeting; research and development; the procurement and allocation of weapons, equipment, and clothing; plus supply, maintenance, construction, medical support, education, and training.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY GEOGRAPHY , MILITARY OPERATIONS , TRANSPORTATION , MILITARY FACILITIES , NATURAL RESOURCES , DEMOGRAPHY , GEOLOGY , SOILS , MOUNTAINS , GEOPOLITICS , METEOROLOGY , TABLES(DATA) , MAPS , TROPICAL REGIONS , RIVERS , OCEANS , CLIMATOLOGY , VEGETATION , HANDBOOKS , BEACHES , CULTURE , LAND AREAS , URBAN AREAS , DICTIONARIES , PHOTOGRAPHS , FORESTS , EARTH ATMOSPHERE , TEXTBOOKS , ARID LAND , OUTER SPACE


Subject Categories : Geography
      Meteorology
      Sociology and Law
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE