Accession Number : ADA192796

Title :   Air Assault - Rapid Response at the Operational Level.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Howell, Briley W , Jr

PDF Url : ADA192796

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The technology of the modern battlefield has become so complex that it is difficult for operational level commanders to fully understand the capability of forces assigned to their commands. Air assault doctrine has been particularly difficult to adapt to the mid-to-high intensity in Vietnam. Commanders have not yet learned to take advantage of the helicopters' mobility, giving it the tactical and operational advantage over its ground restricted counterpart on the battlefield. There is a danger, as any analysis of Soviet air assault doctrine will demonstrate, that the Soviets are move innovative in the integration of large air assault formations into operational level maneuver. Building upon the Soviet concept, one can visualize a number of operational applications for air assault units on the European battlefield.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, *ASSAULT, BATTLEFIELDS, DOCTRINE, HELICOPTERS, MANEUVERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MOBILITY, USSR, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, AIRBORNE, QUICK REACTION, CASE STUDIES

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE