Accession Number : ADA293959

Title :   The Roles and Functions of Fire Support in Peace Operations. Monograph.

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

Personal Author(s) : Kellar, Charles S.

PDF Url : ADA293959

Report Date : 12 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The collective security environment has changed dramatically in recent years. Ethnic conflict, traditional rivalries and religious disputes have increased the scope and frequency of peace operations for military forces. Instability is now the 'norm' which characterizes nearly all peace operations environments. UN and US forces are ostensibly committed to peace operations on a continual basis and must, therefore, extract the maximum contribution for each component element. Versatile application of all capabilities within the fire support Battle Operating System (BOS) will enhance the peace force's ability to implement the political mandate. This monograph analyzes the potential roles and functions for the fire support BOS during the conduct of peace operations. Recent peace operations suggest five methods that fire support can be used during peace operations: conventional use for force protection; psychological intimidation; command and control; agreement compliance; and other specified collateral missions. The four most recent peace operations involving significant US participation form the database for the analysis. Additionally, combat training center results from the limited number of peace operation rotations conducted form a fifth case study.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *FIRE SUPPORT, *FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY FACILITIES, ENVIRONMENTS, PEACETIME, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), CASE STUDIES, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MISSIONS, ETHNIC GROUPS, MILITARY TRAINING, SOMALIA, UNITED NATIONS, BATTLES, ROTATION, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CATALYTIC CONFLICT(WARFARE), ARTILLERY FIRE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Government and Political Science
      Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE