Accession Number:

ADA234125

Title:

Comprehension or Confusion: Commander's Intent in the AirLand Battle

Descriptive Note:

Monograph rept. Aug 1990-Jan 1991

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

Historically, fog and friction have exacerbated the best laid battle plans of even the most intuitive wartime commanders. To mitigate these ever-present elements, the U.S. Army emphasizes the decentralized execution and AirLand Battle. Paramount to the successful execution of this decentralized philosophy of command is the concept of commanders intent. Yet, there currently exists much debate concerning this concepts definition and methods of expression. This apparent debate provides the basis for this monograph, which seeks to determine if the concept of commanders intent is adequately addressed in the doctrine of AirLand Battle.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE