Accession Number:

ADA234396

Title:

Blinding the Enemy: Soviet Tactical Reconnaissance in the Rear Area

Descriptive Note:

Monograph rept. AY1989/1990

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-11-17

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

This monograph examines Soviet tactical reconnaissance doctrine, organizations, and capability. The Soviet capability is analyzed using their own criteria for the conduct of tactical reconnaissance operations purposefulness, aggressiveness, continuity, timeliness, and reliability. Soviet and Warsaw Pact Army documents in translation are used extensively. A recent Combined Arms Center study concluded that the U.S. Armys counterreconnaissance doctrine, force structure, and training are deficient. Beginning with this assertion, the monograph briefly explores the historical and current relationship between effective tactical reconnaissance and success on the battlefield. Then a detailed analysis of the Soviet reconnaissance capability determines that, despite difficulties in executing their doctrine, the Soviets possess a significant capability for seeing through the depth of the modern battlefield.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE