Desant from the Sea: An Option for the Operational Employment of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force
Monograph rept. AY89/90
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph examines the feasibility of adapting the Soviet concepts of desant and the Operational Maneuver Group for amphibious application in future joint campaigns. It is based on premises that future employment of U.S. Military forces will probably be focused within regions of the Third World, tht these forces will be of joint configuration, and that impending force reductions will demand their most efficient utilization. Given these parameters, a future joint force commander will be challenged to employ his diverse forces with imagination--and an appreciation for their unique capabilities--to achieve a synergism of available combat power to accomplish his assigned mission. However, despite emphasis on the operational level of war, little formal study has explored the possible integration of amphibious warfare with such related concepts as operational maneuver and deep battle. To resolve these deficiencies, a modern Marine Air-Ground Task Force MAGTF may prove capable of battle and desant to achieve operationally significant results.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics