Are Combat Units within a US Army Manuever Brigade's Area of Operation Prepared and Resourced to Successfully Secure, Clear, and Control the Brigade Road Network?
Master's thesis 2 Aug 2000-1 Jun 2001
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Road nets provide the life-blood to all sustained operations by a U.S. Army maneuver brigade. Joint Readiness Training Center and Battle Command Training Program trends indicate a failure to master the skills required to ensure road nets are not interdicted in major theater of war or small-scale contingency operations. At the Joint Readiness Training Center brigade-level units suffer high losses along the brigade road network in comparison to small enemy units employed. This is despite significant advantages along with a plethora of material and doctrine available to train and execute route clearance and control operations. With the increased occurrence of nonlinear battlefields in small-scale contingencies using coalition forces, successful coordination and execution of route security, clearance, and control becomes critical. This leads to the central questions. Are typical United States Army maneuver brigades able to successfully secure, dear, and control road networks within their area of operation What is the current state of doctrine concerning route operations what is the current state or tactics, techniques, and procedures concerning route operations Answering these questions will provide conclusions and recommendations to improve maneuver brigade operations.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics