Accession Number:

ADA214486

Title:

Sample Campaign Plans and Staff Assessments for NATO's Southern Region

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1989-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This Note is the product of an intensive six-month effort by the RAND Strategy Assessment Center in support of the National Defense Universitys NDU spring 1988 Allied Forces Southern Europe seminar war game. This week-long exercise represented the capstone in the universitys year-long program to introduce field-grade officers to the concepts and issues involved in joint and combined operations at the theater level. RAND provided game materials for both NDU students and faculty. The Note comprises the reference materials developed for the exercise, including 1 a summary of the geography of the Southern Region 2 a sample staff assessment of the overall balance of forces in the area 3 parallel assessments for each of the three land subtheaters Northern Italy, the Balkans, and Eastern Turkey 4 a sample NATO campaign plan 5 a sample Warsaw Pact campaign plan for the Southwestern theater of military operations and 6 a quantitative NATO-Warsaw Pact force balance summary for the Southern Region. Keywords Military planning, Military strategy, Joint military activities, Military training, Military exercises, War games.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE