Accession Number : ADA192583

Title :   After the Covering Force Fight, Then What?: The Armored Cavalry Regiment in the Corps Defensive Rear Battle,

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

Personal Author(s) : Heredia, Michael D

PDF Url : ADA192583

Report Date : 09 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This monograph examines whether or not the Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) has a useful role to perform int the Corps defensive rear battle. Its geneses lies with the appreciation that the Soviets have tremendous capabilities for deep attach but that US doctrine does not seem to have a workable counter to this threat. The ACR seems well suited to deal with the rear battle problem, but is given no doctrinal mandate to do so. The paper first looks at Soviet deep attack doctrine and capabilities in order to place the threat in perspective. It then reviews US doctrine in light of the threat to determine its adequacy. Then, three historical vignettes are presented to see if a force similar to an ACR has shown utility in fighting the rear battle in the past. Finally, a critical analysis of US rear battle doctrine is undertaken in order to illustrate how an ACR can be employed to correct the shortcoming noted. Keywords: Rear battle, Corps, Defensive; Rear battle; Armored cavalry, Regiment, Rear area, Combat operations.

Descriptors :   *REAR AREAS, *REGIMENT LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *BATTLEFIELDS, ARMOR, ATTACK, BATTLES, CAVALRY, COMBAT AREAS, LIGHT, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, THREATS, USSR, WARFARE, CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE