Accession Number:

ADA364864

Title:

Northern Offensive Operations.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Aug 64-May 65,

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

170.0

Abstract:

The peculiarities of northern offensive operations during the winter season are the subject of this thesis. The purpose is to provide the reader with an understanding of the dynamic effects of environmental factors on the northern areas on offensive military operations and to point out the methods used to overcome or reduce the significance of these effects. The first chapter is devoted to an examination of the physical features of the earth that lies north of the Temperate Zone 50 degree isothermal line. Chapter II discusses the effect on the soldier. Chapter III discusses training requirements for an infantry division. Combat service support during the conduct of winter offensive operations is discussed in Chapter IV. The conclusion is reached that the considerations for the organization of a task force in the North are no different from the considerations in the Temperate Zone. The techniques used by a task force in the North to seize assigned objectives will be different from Temperate Zone operations, but the tactical principles for the conduct of the attack will remain the same.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Geography
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE