Accession Number:

ADA523512

Title:

Battle Damage Assessment: The Ground Truth

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Since the dawn of organized combat, assessing the effects of actions against enemies has played a key role in the prosecution and outcome of battles, campaigns, and ultimately wars. Early assessments were simple because battles were confined in space and time, so a commander could observe all developments as they occurred. As combat became more complex, especially with the increased use of joint and combined forces, assessing battle damage became correspondingly more complicated.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE