COMBAT CASUALTIES AND MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The study describes an academic reconnaissance in force conducted by selecting a sample of World War II rifle companies, determining their mission accomplishment and associated casualties, and analyzing the results statistically. This analysis reveals no indication of correlation between incidence of mission success and casualties. Since the study uses data at the small unit level, it is obvious that even though the Army as an institution holds assigned mission to be paramount, the individual commanders and leaders who are members of this institution do not actually behave accordingly. Such a reality gap can have significant consequences.
- Weapons Effects (Biological)
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics