Accession Number:

AD0829038

Title:

US ARMY REQUIREMENT FOR PACK ANIMALS

Descriptive Note:

Final draft study 1965-1970

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMBAT DEVELOPMENTS COMMAND SPECIAL WARFARE AGENCY FORT BRAGG NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

The study was undertaken to analyze US Army pack animal transport doctrine and resources in order to determine the adequacy of the doctrine and resources to support requirements for limited and general warfare, unconventional warfare, counterguerrilla and counterinsurgency operations. Army regulations, publications, and resources were analyzed to identify voids in doctrine, resources, and training. Preliminary evaluation indicates that requirements do exist for pack animals in all levels of warfare, especially in remote areas and in rugged, vehicle-restrictive terrain. The study concludes that there is a lack of techniques, doctrine, resources, and training capability within the US Army. It recommends action to rectify these inadequacies. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE