Accession Number : ADA293492

Title :   Heavy Brigade Counterreconnaissance Adequacy in Conventional Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Rector, Russell H.

PDF Url : ADA293492

Report Date : 15 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This monograph finds that the US heavy brigade is inadequately prepared in peacetime to perform counter-reconnaissance against the potential adversaries it may face on the modern battlefield. Winning the fight for information has been essential to victory throughout history and remains so today. We are not winning that fight. Examination of NTC take home packages, ARTEP evaluations, commanders training summaries and other independent reports indicate serious weaknesses exist in counterreconnaissance doctrine, organization and training. The monograph introduces nine counterreconnaissance tenets that form the core of success in the information battle. These are: asset sufficiency, priority, asset integration, depth, deception, discipline, task responsibility, command involvement and unity of command. Historical examples from the age of Napoleon through World War II demonstrate their significance. Current US doctrine, organization and training violates nearly every one. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *RECONNAISSANCE, *COUNTERINTELLIGENCE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, PEACETIME, BATTLEFIELDS, THREAT EVALUATION, MILITARY TRAINING, DECEPTION, COUNTERMEASURES.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE