Accession Number : ADA293480

Title :   Heavy Brigade Deep Battle. Fact or Friction.

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

Personal Author(s) : Pires, Mark R.

PDF Url : ADA293480

Report Date : 18 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This monograph examines the ability of current and future heavy brigades to conduct effective deep operations. Current doctrine states that heavy brigades conduct deep operations as part of the overall battlefield framework. Heavy brigades have very limited intelligence, attack, and command and control assets to use in conducting deep operations. Due to the limitations of available assets there is considerable debate within the Army about whether or not brigades actually conduct deep operations. The monograph is divided into five sections. Section one establishes the purpose of the study and the significance of the research question to the Army. Section two is a historical perspective on the development of deep operations theory and doctrine and concludes with the current definition of deep operations. Section three analyzes the ability of current heavy brigades to conduct effective deep operations. Section four analyzes the ability of future heavy brigades to conduct effective deep operations. The final section offers conclusions and implications. (MM)

Descriptors :   *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, BATTLEFIELDS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE