The Breach of Sadam's Defensive Line: Recollections of a Desert Storm Armor Task Force Commander
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The purpose of this paper is to record task force activities which preceded the attack and the specific combat actions that occurred during the breach of the Iraqi defenses. The units alert notification, pre-deployment and deployment activities are highlighted. The task forces tactical battle plan, organization for combat, command and control procedures, and the specific techniques used to breach the Iraqi defense are described in detail. The paper concludes with a review of lessons learned.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics