The U.S. Army and Nonlinear Operations: Does Training Match the Doctrine?
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph analyzes that characteristic of the modern battlefield known as nonlinear operations, as defined in FM 100-5, Operations. The purpose is to determine if there is a firm linkage between U.S. Army doctrine and the training of U.S. soldiers and units to execute the doctrine. The nonlinear operations conducted by the Soviets against the German Army in the Great Patriotic War are examined for Soviet doctrinal and experiential precursors to the current Soviet doctrine which is designed to force nonlinearity on an enemy so as to cause his collapse rapidly and throughout the depths of his defense. The conclusion is that while Army doctrine perceives the peril accurately, the training of our soldiers and units falls well below the standard required to counter the Soviets. Author
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics