Accession Number : ADA298619

Title :   Operations Across the Spectrum of Conflict-What Suffers?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Karle, A. J., Jr

PDF Url : ADA298619

Report Date : 16 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The strategic setting has changed in the recent past, and with the change U.S. Forces find themselves more involved with MOOTW. Despite this increased involvement with MOOYW, Force training, structure and equipment are still focused at the war end of the spectrum of conflict. The paper takes a look at why our forces trains almost totally for wartime tasks, structure for war and to a lesser degree why doctrine lags, despite MOOTW. Recommendations are then offered that point CINCS and forces towards a more specialized and focused approach to either the MOOTW or war side of the spectrum. The conclusion arrived aat is that it is time to study and make appropriate changes to insure improved readiness and capabilities across the spectrum of conflict.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT READINESS, *MILITARY TRAINING, WARFARE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, TIME, THREAT EVALUATION, CONFLICT.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE