Corps Rear Area Security: Analysis of Threat, Doctrine, and Force Options
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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This study investigates Rear Area Security for a Corps in Europe in a mid-intensity war. The investigation includes the threat of the Soviet and Warsaw Pact Armies current U.S. Army doctrine for Rear Area Security and analysis of the geographic and organizational aspects of the Corps rear area and an analysis of the mission, organization and training, and command and control capabilities of the Armored Cavalry Regiment, the Corps reserve force, and the military police brigade. The primary focus of the investigation is to determine what force is best suited for Corps rear area security. Investigation records that Soviet and Warsaw Pact Armies have developed substantial forces and doctrine to employ guerrilla and conventional forces against targets in the Corps rear area. The conventional threat includes air assault, airborne, and air landed forces supported by tactical air. Current U.S. doctrine employing combat service support forces is not a practical defense. Federal Republic of Germany Territorial forces are not generally employed forward of the Corps rear boundry.
- Unconventional Warfare