Accession Number:

ADB125460

Title:

Criminal Investigative Activities: World War II and Vietnam Battlefield Implications

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis Aug 87-Jun 88

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes criminal investigative activities during World War II and the Viet Nam conflict to determine if there were similar patterns in the framework of command and control, organizational development, support, and investigative operations which have contemporary implications. The analysis uses historical records and archival material from both conflicts. The findings reveal that in both conflicts the issue of command and control concerned whether or not it would be centralized or decentralized in the theater of operations. The centralization issue also influenced the organizational development of CID in the theater of operations. Patterns emerge in regard to the lack of organic support capabilities in administration, maintenance and laboratory support in both conflicts. The study concludes that there were simularities in CID activities in these wars. The fact that these similarities existed suggests that they will surface again in any future conflicts that CID is engaged in and thus have contemporary implications. Theses. FR

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE