Accession Number : ADA288952

Title :   Tactical Reconnaissance in Peace Operations: Implications for the Future.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Morrison, Douglas J.

PDF Url : ADA288952

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This monograph addresses tactical reconnaissance in peace operations through the context of the six fundamentals of reconnaissance and the three primary missions of reconnaissance. Next, based on the importance of obtaining information to support tactical decision making by the commander, the fundamentals are applied to four peace operations (Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia) illustrating how tactical reconnaissance can hinder or help peace operations. Three trends emerge. The current doctrinal focus on the six reconnaissance fundamentals is sound. The fundamentals are the key to successful peace operations. Also, well-trained units can execute tactical reconnaissance during peace operations. Finally, the techniques and focus in peace operations are what is different. Reconnaissance doctrine must expand from the fight for information paradigm of the last fifty years to include the varying information requirements of peace operations.

Descriptors :   *TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *ARMY PLANNING, LEBANON, IRAQ, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DECISION MAKING, PEACETIME, MILITARY DOCTRINE, MISSIONS, PATTERNS, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, SOMALIA, INFORMATION PROCESSING, CAVALRY, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE