Accession Number : ADA195306

Title :   Reconstitution - Winning beyond the First Battle.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Hinebaugh, James C , Jr

PDF Url : ADA195306

Report Date : 22 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The ability to reconstitute combat power quickly and effectively will be especially critical on the modern battlefield with its proliferation of extremely lethal weapons systems. Early battles, particularly in a short or no-warning scenario, may be won or lost depending on the commander's ability to reconstitute his combat power. Given such a scenario and shortfalls in sealift, airlift, and theater active force structure--particularly combat service support units--commanders may have to fight with little or no backup support. The fact that the U.S. no longer has the large technological lead and the strong industrial base it once enjoyed makes reconstitution an important issue. Reconstitution has also taken on added significance as a result of the AirLand Battle concept. Mobile forces fighting deep in the enemy rear will certainly have to rely heavily on reconstitution of some form as their primary means of sustaining combat power.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *MILITARY TACTICS, AIRLIFT OPERATIONS, BACKUP SYSTEMS, BATTLEFIELDS, BATTLES, INDUSTRIES, LETHALITY, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY COMMANDERS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COMBAT SUPPORT

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE