What Does Distributed Operations Mean for Joint Air Fire Support?
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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This research analyzes Distributed Operations DO and its dependency on joint air fire support when out of range of other indirect fire assets in the 2015 time frame. The DO concept for the USMC leverages the strengths of maneuver warfare through integrated networked dispersion. The emerging U.S. technologies and training will enable DO forces to counter the asymmetric adversary. The adaptability and lethality for the squad to battalion sized units will add flexibility to Combatant Commanders. Operational planners and commanders must understand the strengths and limitations of DO forces for proper employment and risk mitigation.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics