Accession Number : ADA504894


Title :   Full Spectrum LAR


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMBAT DEVELOPMENT COMMAND QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Hudspeth, David W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a504894.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : Marine Corps Light Armored Reconnaissance (LAR) battalions lack the organizational structure and equipment to prosecute missions ranging from the low to the high end of the warfare spectrum. LAR battalions currently lack reliable anti-armor defeating capabilities. These same unreliable anti-armor defeating capabilities cause LAR companies to have fewer infantry scouts. Fewer scouts diminish LAR's capabilities to prosecute Counterinsurgency Operations (COIN) where more foot mobile forces are needed. Organic LAR company mortars, currently comprising medium calibers, cannot range the doctrinal width screen lines and have limited effectiveness during urban operations. The LAR battalions have limited long haul recovery assets and limited long range communications capabilities available to support separate platoon operations. These deficiencies can be overcome.


Descriptors :   *MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS , THESES , COUNTERINSURGENCY , ARMORED VEHICLES , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY CAPABILITIES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Combat Vehicles


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE