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Multinational Interoperability and Operational Success During Large-Scale Combat Operations: North Africa, 26 May - 1 July 1942

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[Technical Report, Master's Thesis]

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U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

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The German-Italian Panzer Army Africa won Rommels greatest victory in North Africa. Late 20th and early 21st century scholars such as Sadkovich, Carrier, and Scianna have successfully redefined the view of the World War II Italian army as a capable fighting force. As the U.S. Army shifts the doctrinal emphasis towards large-scale combat operations, examining the multinational interoperability of aspects of Panzer Army Africas victory contributes to future success in combined large-scale combat at the operational level. The case study reinforces the importance of unity of effort, the roles of commanders and liaison teams, and proper echeloning of the multinational force. These keys play out in multinational interoperabilitys human, procedural, and technical domains and promise future operational success in combined large-scale combat operations.


Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]