Accession Number : ADA289003

Title :   Forts and Blockhouses: Field Fortification in the Rear Area.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Steffan, Grant D.

PDF Url : ADA289003

Report Date : 20 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This monograph examines US Army doctrine concerning field fortifications in the rear area, and determines whether this doctrine is appropriate based upon the rear area requirements of the Army's keystone doctrinal manual, FM 100-5 Operations. The 1993 version of FM 100-5 provides for a force projection Army in place of the forward deployed Army of the Cold War. In the forward deployed Army, allies provided rear area security assistance, and rear areas were on friendly territory. In force projection operations, however, US forces may receive little rear area assistance, and rear areas may be on neutral or hostile territory. One response to these increased challenges is to fortify the rear area.

Descriptors :   *LOGISTICS SUPPORT, *AREA SECURITY, *FORTIFICATIONS, DEPLOYMENT, FORWARD AREAS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, COMBAT SUPPORT, BATTLEFIELDS, NEUTRAL, COLD WAR, ENEMY, ARMY, NATIONAL DEFENSE, FIELD CONDITIONS, COMBAT AREAS, REAR AREAS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE