Accession Number : ADA293373

Title :   Group Dynamics - The Coalition Warfare Commander's Nightmare.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Bechtol, Denise L.

PDF Url : ADA293373

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Lessons learned from the recent Gulf War highlighted the fact that tommorrows' conflicts will be increasingly characterized by coalition warfare. The coalition commander must be prepared to undertake operations within a potentially divisive atmosphere of coalition commands. His or her success may depend upon the level of preparation in the basics of multi-national group dynamics. Early consideration will decrease potential operational difficulties and coordination problems. It is the intent of this paper to propose a change to the current format of the commander's estimate of the situation as designed in JCS Pub 5-03.1. This revision would directly identify and include those very factors which concern multi-national group dynamics and take into account the diverse political, military, and cultural factors affecting his/her colation command.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *GROUP DYNAMICS, GULFS, LESSONS LEARNED, PREPARATION, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, ESTIMATES, FORMATS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, CULTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE