Accession Number : ADA293912

Title :   Cordon and Search: An Operations Other Than War (OOTW) Task for Infantry Battalion,

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

Personal Author(s) : Barham, Brian D.

PDF Url : ADA293912

Report Date : 15 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : This monograph discusses the merit of using Cordon and Search as a method to train infantry battalions in preparation for possible deployment to perform OOTW activities. Using one training event to generically prepare infantry units to perform OOTW activities must incorporate many of the tasks that Operations Other Than War require intantry units to perform, but must also reinforce the OOTW principles. This monograph demonstrates how Cordon and Search incorporates the necessary tasks while reinforcing OOTW principles. The introduction briefly relates the background and history of U. S. involvement in OOTW. Referring to FM 100-5: Operations, the monograph cites the Army current OOTW position. A brief OOTW theory discussion relates that the key distinguishing factor for Operations Other Than War is the purpose for which military forces are used. The monograph then identifies gaps in the training literature. It proposes changes in FM 25-101: Battle Focused Training to include OOTW tasks as part of a battalions Mission Essential Task List (METL).

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY TRAINING, COMBAT READINESS, INFANTRY, INSTRUCTION MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE