Tactical Considerations for the Defensive Employment of Light Infantry in Korea.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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This study provides an analysis of the environment and enemy which the American infantry confronted during the Korean Conflict. These elements are analyzed with respect to their effect on a potential modern conflict involving light infantry against a light enemy in rugged terrain. Specific recommendations are provided on overcoming the dominant effects of the terrain on firepower, mobility, protection and human wave assaults are presented. Finally, a light infantry defensive model is provided incorporating defensive considerations for brigade and smaller units. The study concludes that the lessons learned during the Korean Conflict remain valid today and should be incorporated into the doctrinal, organizational and tactical structuring of the light infantry divisions.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics