Accession Number:

ADA383586

Title:

Joint Task Force Commanders and the "Three Block War": Setting the Conditions for Tactical Success

Descriptive Note:

Monograph rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-05-15

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

This monograph examines the critical role played by the Joint Task Force Commander CJTF in setting operational level of war conditions required to ensure success at the tactical level of war. The armed forces of the United States are challenged with a new type of warfare at the end of the 20th Century. A complex strategic scenario has emerged reflecting an increase in the number of regional conflicts. These regional conflicts are centered on urban areas, which have experienced an explosion in population growth. Urban areas have become prime targets for opposing factions to create and foster conflicts. General Charles Knilak, former Commandant of the Marine Corps, labeled these conflicts Three Block wars. They consist of three major operations occurring simultaneously within an urban environment humanitarian assistance, peace operations and combat operations. The United States along with concerned nations in the region are conducting preventative deployments to the crisis areas to stem local conflicts before they become regional wars. Deployed forces are normally organized as Joint Task Forces JTFs

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE