Impact of Electronic Warfare on Tactical Plans and Training of the Mechanized Infantry Battalion.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KANS
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This thesis was conducted to determine the EW impact on tactical plans and training of the mechanized infantry battalion and to recommend solutions to shortcomings discovered. Existing literature was examined to establish the present training preparation versus threat capabilities. Field manuals, training circulars, TRADOC publications, and Command and General Staff College materials were used as the basis for research. Additionally, after action reports, field notes, and periodicals provided excellent source material. The conclusions derived from the study indicate that the EW impact on the battalion is awesome, but manageable. Many of todays problems result from decisions and events of the past decade still other portions have developed and will continue to develop from actions of the Soviet Union to improve its already significant EW capabilities. The only units capable of accomplishing their assigned missions will be those who have been trained and led by commanders operating in an environment where EW was fully integrated into the tactical plan and where latitude, trust, and confidence are extended to subordinates.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics