Accession Number:

ADA018368

Title:

Tactical Order of Battle: A State-of-the-Art Survey

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1972-Jan 1974

Corporate Author:

BOLT BERANEK AND NEWMAN INC ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

This report provides a state-of-the-art survey of tactical order of battle OB intelligence, concentrating on the division OB section and based on official documentation, authoritative reference material, and the results of an informal questionnaire and interview program with experienced combat intelligence and operations personnel. The survey includes Historical development of OB role, function, and operations of the division OB section examination of the OB factors and the results of a brief survey of military opinions on OB. OB analysis requires more varieties of detailed information processing than any other single area of combat intelligence. However, the procedures and techniques available are not standardized or well developed, and the OB section tends to provide historical reference information rather than current intelligence. Specific findings and recommendations are presented after each section of the survey.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE