Accession Number : ADA293648

Title :   Scud Alert: The History, Development, and Military Significance of Ballistic Missiles on Tactical Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Jan-20 Dec 94,

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

Personal Author(s) : Greenwald, Bryon E.

PDF Url : ADA293648

Report Date : 20 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : While the Persian Gulf War confirmed the political and strategic utility of using ballistic missiles as a terror weapon, the effect of ballistic missiles on tactical operations has received much less attention. Despite growing evidence of technological advances in guidance and warhead systems that warrant concern, much of the current literature ignores the operational and tactical impact of ballistic missiles on the battlefield. Even the US Army's most forward looking document, US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Pamphlet 525-5, Force XXI Operations (1 August 1994), disregards the impact of these weapons on tactical operations. Thus, this monograph breaks new ground and demonstrates why military leaders and planners should pay more attention to the emerging tactical threat from ballistic missiles, unconventional warheads, and weapons of mass destruction.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *TACTICAL WARFARE, WEAPONS, GUIDED MISSILES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, THREATS, PERSIAN GULF, ARMY TRAINING, BATTLEFIELDS, MASS, DESTRUCTION, DOCUMENTS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, WARHEADS, FORWARD LOOKING.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE