Accession Number:

ADA422711

Title:

Counterland Doctrine - An Integration Hurdle

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The services of the United States Military have made great progress in developing doctrine that fosters improved integration. Air Force Counterland doctrine is an example of this dedication to developing a fully integrated force. Counterland air interdiction AI and close air support CAS . Recent historical analysis shows that although AI and CAS missions have been effective on the battlefield, Al and CAS do not fully describe the actual employment of air power. Counterland doctrine is inherently flawed and fails in its design to integrate air power with maneuver warfare. The inclusion of the direct attack DA mission into counterland doctrine will correct the doctrinal flaw and will help to further define the relationship between air power and maneuver warfare.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE