Accession Number:

AD1116709

Title:

The Principles of War and Rear Area Protection: Have We Achieved Economy of Force

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-17

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This monograph examines the rear battle to determine if current self-defense doctrine is consistent with the tenets of Air Land Battle and the principles of war. It investigates the importance successful defense has on both the tactical and operational missions assigned to the total force. analyses current self-defense doctrine and examines alternatives which might enhance operations in the rear area. The analysis shows that current doctrine is inconsistent with the tenets of Air Land Battle and this principle of war. Changes are needed to optimize self-defense capability. It also reinforces the need to look at rear operations as one of three components of the total battle and recognizes that rear operations are critical to success in the close and deep battle.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE