Accession Number:

ADA611703

Title:

The Need for Balance in Attack Aviation Employment Against Hybrid Threats

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-06-13

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

Attack aviation should adopt a balanced approach to employment against hybrid threats. While the exact nature of future threats is uncertain, evidence points to the increasingly hybrid nature of potential threats in the current and future operational environment. Traditionally attack aviation has focused on either aerial support to ground forces in the close fight or deep attacks at operational depths of the battlefield. This singular focus in employment technique came at the expense of additional roles attack aviation plays on the battlefield. Given that hybrid threats are characterized by their ability to engage US forces across a spectrum of conflict from the material to cognitive in nature, attack aviation must posture its doctrine, training, and focus to seamlessly counter both conventional and unconventional threats.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE