Accession Number:

ADA422788

Title:

Fratricide: A Dilemma Which is Manageable at Best

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Throughout armed conflict, fratricide has been a concern for all sides involved. The number of fratricide incidents has steadily been reduced over time. This has been a result of improvements in weapons technology, tactics, techniques and procedures, and improved situational awareness. However, fratricide still poses a major threat to troops operating in todays battlespace. It has far reaching strategic and operational impacts that cannot be overlooked in todays international environment. As improvements are made in joint doctrine, data link systems, and training in an attempt to prevent fratricide from occurring altogether, human factors in conjunction with increased non-linearity and speed of combat operations will make it impossible to completely eliminate fratricide incidents. 26 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE