Accession Number : ADA190470

Title :   How Can We be Sure - The Search for Truth in Tactical Lessons Learned,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Vanderbeek, Walter A

PDF Url : ADA190470

Report Date : 04 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : This monograph examines the development of a set of criteria that can be utilized to validate observations and lessons learned derived from tactical training exercises. The paper is based on the premise that there exist within these observations and lessons learned the keys for the development of effective tactical doctrine. The thesis of the paper is that criteria can be developed and applied to the lessons learned from various exercises to validate them sufficiently prior to their incorporation into doctrine. The objective of the paper is to identify certain criteria of a given nature that can be applied against tactical observations to determine with a reasonable degree of accuracy their doctrinal validity. Keywords: Doctrine analysis, Doctrine validation, Doctrinal development, Tactical lessons learned.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MILITARY TACTICS, *MILITARY EXERCISES, MILITARY TRAINING, TACTICAL WARFARE, THESES, VALIDATION, ARMY PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE