Accession Number:

ADA093778

Title:

The Role of the Air Assault Division on the European Battlefield.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-06-06

Pagination or Media Count:

189.0

Abstract:

This study attempts to determine how the air assault division can best be employed on the modern mechanized battlefield. The investigation is focused on an analysis of Soviet ground tactics and organizations in comparison with US air assault tactics and organization. Soviet air assault concepts and doctrine are also examined to identify trends which may affect US air assault operations. Investigation reveals that a distinct need exists to expand current air assault doctrine to address the complexities of combat on the mechanized battlefield. This study recommends that the scope of FM 71-101, INFANTRY, AIRBORNE AND AIR ASSAULT DIVISION OPERATIONS, be adjusted to address current doctrinal voids and shortcomings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Antiaircraft Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE