Accession Number:

ADA284686

Title:

BEDA FOMM: An Operational Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

150.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes the Armys doctrinal definition of the battlefield framework through examination of British operations against the Italians in North Africa during the period, June 1940 through February 1941. This illustrates how commanders can consider the battlefield framework in organizing combat power. The study examines how commanders at the tactical and operational levels of war use the concepts of area of operations, battle space, and battlefield organization. This study also shows why tactical and operational commanders must consider each others battlefield framework. It shows how actions in one commandeers framework affects the others. This study analyzes, through the battlefield framework, General wavells actions as the operational commander and their effects on the tactical commander, Lieutenant General OConnor. Additionally, the study analyzes Lieutenant General OConnors battlefield framework and how actions at the tactical level created opportunities for the operational commander. Battlefield Framework, Area of operations, Battlefield organization.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE