Accession Number:

ADA273041

Title:

Is Current Fire Support Doctrine for the Deep Battle Effective in the Post Desert Storm Environment

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis 1 Aug 1992-4 Jun 1993

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-06-04

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

This study investigates the role of Fire Support Coordination Measures during Desert Storm. Desert Storm indicated the need make changes in how the fire support system interfaces with the deep battle conducted at the corps and EAC levels. This study analyzes both the framework of the deep battle at corps and echelon above corps levels as well as how the deep battle was fought in the Persian Gulf. It recommends significant change in the fire support system. Specifically, it recommends that the control of the deep battlefield be more clearly delineated between the air and the ground commander. The way to do this would be to eliminate both the Fire Support Coordination Line and the Reconnaissance Planning and Interdiction Line, and replace them with a new Fire Support Coordination Measure called the Fire Control Line FCL. Fire support, Fire support coordination, Deep operations, Close air support, Air interdiction, Artillery, ATACMS

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE