Accession Number : ADA289077

Title :   Tactical Deep Maneuver: Incorporating the Forward Detachment Concept into U.S. Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : MacFarland, Sean B.

PDF Url : ADA289077

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This monograph examines the interaction between tactical deep maneuver by forward detachments and non-linear warfare. Recent advances in technology, particularly in highly lethal precision guided munitions, have accelerated the trend toward delinearization. The Soviets developed the forward detachment concept to delay culmination and maintain a high tempo during offensive operations under non-linear conditions. This monograph determines whether U. S. Army deep battle doctrine should also incorporate this concept. This analysis indicates that historically, forward detachments are necessary when confronting a relatively sophisticated opponent; they are ideally suited to non-linear warfare; our capstone doctrine provides an excellent, if unrealized, framework for tactical deep maneuver; and the U. S. Army is uniquely capable of conducting forward detachment operations. The conclusion is the the U.S. Army should incorporate the forward detachment concept into its doctrine.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *AIR LAND BATTLES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), USSR, WARFARE, FORWARD AREAS, BATTLEFIELDS, ATTACK, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, PRECISION, LETHALITY, MANEUVERS, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY TACTICS, GUIDED WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Guided Munitions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE