Accession Number : ADA292130

Title :   Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on 1994 Summer Study on Military Operations in Built-Up Areas (MOBA).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA292130

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 141

Abstract : This report was prepared by the Defense Science Board(DSB) Task Force on Military Operations in Built up Areas (MOBA). The purpose of the Task Force was to determine the current capabilities of the Department of Defense to conduct military operations in built up areas and to assess the future needs of the Department to perform this function. The report focuses upon modernization initiatives that would produce high leverage in terms of U.S. military forces to conduct military operations in these areas. MOBA generally involves the use of the military in Operations Other Than War (OOTW). This may include peacekeeping, pacification or peacemaking operations (including civil affairs and psychological operations). OOTW may involve periods of intense conflict in a localized area, but overall it involves low intensity conflict rather than general warfare. MOBA involves operations in heavily populated areas such as cities and thus necessitates close coordination, highly skilled personnel and integrated command, control, and communications systems. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING, *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT, COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, TASK FORCES, FORECASTING, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, CIVILIAN POPULATION, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, URBAN AREAS, SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Unconventional Warfare
      Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE