Accession Number : ADA512331


Title :   Increasing Small Arms Lethality in Afghanistan Taking Back the Infantry Half-Kilometer


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Ehrhart, Thomas P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a512331.pdf


Report Date : 21 May 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : Operations in Afghanistan frequently require United States ground forces to engage and destroy the enemy at ranges beyond 300 meters. These operations occur in rugged terrain and in situations where traditional supporting fires are limited due to range or risk of collateral damage. With these limitations, the infantry in Afghanistan require a precise, lethal fire capability that exists only in a properly trained and equipped infantryman. While the infantryman is ideally suited for combat in Afghanistan, his current weapons, doctrine, and marksmanship training do not provide a precise, lethal fire capability to 500 meters and are therefore inappropriate.


Descriptors :   *AFGHANISTAN , *CARTRIDGES , *LETHALITY , *SMALL ARMS , *SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION , GUNNERY , INFANTRY , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY TRAINING , RIFLES , RISK , SKILLS , SQUAD LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Guns


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE