Accession Number:

ADA202610

Title:

An Option Offense in the Defense of Europe

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

Regardless of the numerous accounts that the NATO Alliance is purely a defensive coalition, this paper advocates that an element of offensive thrust is engrained in the fibers of the adopted flexible response strategy. It is more prominent at the operational and tactical levels of conventional warfare. The generation of the FOFA concept as well as the U.S. Armys Airland Battle doctrine are typical examples of potential offensive efforts across the Central European front. Supporting points of application in military strategy and doctrine are presented for the readers review. Keywords FOFAFollow On Forces Attack Military doctrine Theater level offensive application NATO strategic objectives.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE