Accession Number:

AD1158749

Title:

The Pentomic Transition

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Monograph]

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

47

Abstract:

This paper examines what the Army learned as it transformed to operate on a nuclear battlefield, and what elements of that transformation were and were not effective. In the examination of the lessons learned during the Pentomic transformation, three interwoven areas are prevalent in their continued impact the lessons of doctrinal changes and how we innovated and attempted to adapt to a problem how the atomic vision of future combat meshed with the technological acquisitions and the capabilities pursued by the Army the recruitment, conscription, and retention of the personnel needed for the Army to fight in a new way with highly technical weapons. What the Army learned about fighting on a nuclear battlefield, ultimately confirms the dialectic between society, the people in its military, the tools they must use, and the way they use them. An army transition cannot occur in a vacuum, and the transaction between the nation and the military in that transition is a continuous and complex interchange.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Weapons
  • Nuclear Warfare

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]