Accession Number : ADA251424

Title :   What's in a Name? A Doctrinal Review of the Attack Helicopter Battalion in Reconnaissance and Counter-reconnaissance Operations.

Descriptive Note : Monograph AY 91-92,

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

Personal Author(s) : Lott, Cecil L., Jr

Report Date : 19 DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : This monograph examines the doctrinal employment of the attack helicopter battalion (ATXHB) in heavy division reconnaissance and counterreconnaissance operations. The term 'reconnaissance and counterreconnaissance battle' in reemerging an a buzzword in the US Army lexicon. However, little information is available on the use of the ATXHB in the reconnaissance counterreconnaissance battle. Lessons from Operation Desert Storm indicate the ATXHB was often employed an air cavalry to conduct reconnaissance and counterreconnaissance in addition to the traditional attack missions. This study first explores the doctrinal meaning of the terms reconnaissance and counterreconnaissance. Next, the paper, based on data from the National Training Center, Operation Desert Storm, and the Battle Command Training Program, examines the doctrinal employment of the ATKHB in reconnaissance and counterreconnaissance operations. RECONNAISSANCE, ATTACK HELICOPTER BATTALION, COUNTERRECONNAISSANCE, SECURITY OPERATIONS.

Descriptors :   *RECONNAISSANCE, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, ARMY, ATTACK HELICOPTERS, BATTLES, CAVALRY, DESERTS, DIVISION, EMPLOYMENT, HELICOPTERS, MISSIONS, OPERATION, PAPER, SECURITY, STORMS, TRAINING, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Military Intelligence
      Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE