Accession Number:

ADA263919

Title:

Fighting the Close Fight with Fires: An Operational Analysis of the Brigade Fire Support Paradigm

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

This study debates the close fire support systems doctrine, organization and materiel shortcomings which inhibit the operational effectiveness of fire and maneuver synchronization. It reveals major disconnects between professed and resourced fire support capability, and argues that doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedural fixes alone wont solve the most demanding fire support synchronization deficiency--the trigger of timely, and accurate fires. The study focuses on how to fight the close fight with fires, and recommends changes to the brigade fire support paradigm which increase effectiveness of fire support and simplify synchronization of fire and maneuver.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE