Accession Number : ADA186882

Title :   Air Base Ground Defense: Key Issues for the 1990's.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Mumma, John H ; Riordan, Jeremiah C

PDF Url : ADA186882

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This paper examines current issues affecting the implementation of the historic 1984 Army and Air Force Joint Memorandum regarding the defense of air bases from ground attack. The availability of US Army military police forces for dedicated Air Base Ground Defense is explored, as is the promised transfer of spaces from the Air Force to the Army. The need for enhanced security police training for the air base ground defense mission is underlined, as are serious deficiencies in command and control of air base ground defense forces. Ambiguities in intelligence support for air base ground defense operations are highlighted, as are shortfalls in indirect fire support for these same operations. A series of recommendations for air base ground defense planning staffs are proposed as an agenda for the success for these programs in the 1990's.

Descriptors :   *AIRPORTS, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, AIR DEFENSE, AIR FORCE, ARMY PERSONNEL, ATTACK, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, GROUND LEVEL, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY FACILITIES, MILITARY POLICE, POLICE, SECURITY PERSONNEL, TRAINING, TRANSFER, AREA DEFENSE, DEFENSE PLANNING, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, INDIRECT FIRE, FIRE SUPPORT

Subject Categories : Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE