Accession Number:

ADA346267

Title:

The Ascendancy of Fires

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-04-07

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses the selection of a method of fighting for US forces in future conflict. Currently the US military, and the US Army in particular, is adopting a method of war that embraces distant precision firepower over close, combined arms maneuver. This paper addresses these two competing methods of war and postulates the ramifications for the future. The author believes that the U.S. Military , particularly as addressed in the Army XXI and Army After Next Studies, is adopting the precision firepower approach to the detriment of a balanced, combined arms capability. The author believes that the force concept of Army XXI and Army After Next should not become a high-tech version of the 1940 French methodical battle.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE