Army Aviation Deep Attack Routes: Planning and Selection
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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I explore the planning and selection of the air routes that will allow army aviation units to cross the FLOT, execute operations in the enemys rear areas, and return with a minimum of risk to the force. There are currently many opinions on what constitutes cross-FLOT andor deep attack and how this should be accomplished. Doctrinal manuals address the subject in general terms only. There is considerable difference of opinion as to where, at what level of command, the planning should be accomplished. I describe for the reader the planning at the corpsdivision level, the aviation brigade and the attack battalion. I think there are three KEY factors in the deep attack planning cycle intelligence collection, TIME and deep attack planning expertise. Each level of command has access to one or two of these key factors, but not all three. I propose that TIME is the most critical of these factors. I further propose that in the interest of time, the planning must take place simultaneously at all three levels. I offer a solution.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics