Accession Number:

ADA184721

Title:

A Comparative Analysis of the Medical Support in the Combat Operations in the Falklands Campaign and the Grenada Expedition

Descriptive Note:

Masters thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-06-05

Pagination or Media Count:

165.0

Abstract:

This study examines the medical support of combat operations by the British in the Falklands Campaign of 1982 and by the Americans in the Grenada Expedition of 1983. Recent history portends the increased use of ground combat forces in short duration employments far from logistical bases. Medical support by the British in the Falklands and by the Americans in Grenada is analyzed by comparing the two medical support operations with each other and against established principles and operational concepts. The medical support principles and operational concepts identified are shown to be excellent and executing future medical support operations of rapidly deployed land forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE