Accession Number : ADA592921


Title :   Convoy Ambush Case Studies


Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION CORPS WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Killblane, Richard E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a592921.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 125


Abstract : When the enemy adopts a policy to attack convoys, truck drivers become front line troops. Convoy commanders must then become tacticians. Tactics is not something a student of war can expect to learn by reading a manual. There is no one answer to every question. Each problem requires its own solution. Certain principles, however, remain consistent through out each problem. The student of war must understand the difference. This concept of war is so vague and elusive that a great number of military philosophers have tried to articulate it into a concept that student can understand. Because it varies from situation to situation tactics is not a doctrine. War is chaos. Simply put, in combat each side makes mistakes. The side that protects its weaknesses and exploits the enemy s wins. For the infantry, tactics is not a study of battlefield formations and maneuvers but doing whatever is necessary to bring all ones weapons to bear against a weak spot in the enemy position and exploiting it. It should not be much different with convoys. Most victories are determined at one decisive point in the battle. Winners train to make this a habit.


Descriptors :   *AMBUSH , *CASE STUDIES , *TRUCK CONVOYS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , TACTICAL WARFARE


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE