Accession Number : ADA289071

Title :   Incorporating Enemy Psychological Vulnerability Into US Army Heavy Division IPB Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Schifferle, Peter J.

PDF Url : ADA289071

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : This monograph analyzes the effectiveness of US Army Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield doctrine to identify and target enemy psychological vulnerabilities. The focus is on the heavy division. First, the monograph evaluates US Army heavy division doctrine in effect at the time of Operation Desert Storm (January 17, 1991 through February 28, 1991). Next the monograph assesses the battlefield's effect on human psychology, concentrating on combat experiences since World War I. This assessment discusses factors that contribute to unit cohesion and fighting ability as well as forces that destroy combat effectiveness. The monograph concludes the second section by identifying specific aspects of an armed force that are targetable psychological vulnerabilities.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE, *ARMY INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, IRAQ, PREPARATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), BATTLEFIELDS, VULNERABILITY, MORALE, TARGETS, THREAT EVALUATION, COLD WAR, ENEMY, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, ARMY OPERATIONS, ARMY PLANNING, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, DECEPTION, COHESION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE