Eating Soup with a Spoon: The Employment of Fires Brigades in the GWOT
Monograph rept. Jan-Dec 2009
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The purpose of this monograph is to analyze the employment of fires brigades FiB in the global war on terror and determine if fires brigades are being utilized fully and in their doctrinal role. Recommendations for the employment of FiBs include 1 reassessing the importance of fires lethal nonlethal synchronization in army and joint doctrine, 2 the publication of artillery specific doctrinal publications regarding the role of FiBs and corps division fire support employment, 3 force structure of FiBs should be modified to allow full spectrum operations without augmentation, 4 business rules for the employment of FiBs within the army force generation process should be established, and lastly International Security Assistance Force should include FiBs in its force structure. These recommendations maximize the capabilities of the FiB, support army and joint force commanders with the right tool for the right job, and support FiBs in maintaining full spectrum capability.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics