Accession Number : ADA296501

Title :   Fratricide: Reducing the Friction Through Technology.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Larsen, Henry S., III

PDF Url : ADA296501

Report Date : 20 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This monograph examines the Army's near-term Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS) designed to reduce fratricide through use of technology. The near-term BCIS system represents the first use of an Identification Friend or Foe (1FF) device by the U.S. Army. The monograph provides information on the near-term BCIS system's capabilities and limitations. A significant limitation of the near- term BCIS system is the purchase of only 1520 systems which will require the corps planner to develop an allocation plan for the system. The monograph provides historical background to fratricide within the U.S. military concentrating on wars in the 20th Century. Fratricide is an intraservice, joint, and combined phenomena. The monograph examines three cases of fratricide from the Persian Gulf War. The cases are evaluated for fratricide risk using METT-T as an analysis tool.

Descriptors :   *FRATRICIDE, WARFARE, RISK, PERSIAN GULF, HISTORY, ALLOCATIONS, BACKGROUND, FRICTION, IFF SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE