Accession Number:

AD0260993

Title:

WORK PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 1962

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Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

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Report Date:

1961-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

D-260 9939N2AD-260 994Div. 28U 9 Aug 61 OTS price 1.60Army Infantry Human Research Unit Fort Benning, Ga. SOME FACTORS WHICH HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO BOTH SUCCESSFUL AND UNSUCCESSFUL AMERICAN INFANTRY S ALL-UNIT ACTIONS, by John B. McKay, Salvatore Cianci and others. Apr 59, 9p. 30 refs. HumRRO research memo. no 13 In cooperation with uman Resources Research Office, George Washington U. Unclassified report DESCRIPTORS Military personnel, Combat, Military organizations, Selection, Weapons, Military operations, Group dyn mics, Effectiveness. Open-ended Terms Plattrain. A search of American Infantry small-unit combat literature of World War II and the Korean Conflict has yielded information concerning some of those factors in American employment of battlefield techniques that have figured in differentiating succes ful rom unsuccessful smallunit acti ns. The factors are 1 supporting fires 2 control and communications 3 preparation for conditions on the battlefield 4 information dissemination 5 availability of time for planning 6 accurate and timely reporting, 7 security and surprise 8 combat losses of key personnel 9 choice of weapons and personnel for specific missions and 10 dispersion and tactical utilization of terrain. These ten factors are not presented as the only factors that have contributed to both successful and unsuccessful small-unit actions. Premises for Task PLATTRAIN have been derived from the contents of this paper. Author

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