Accession Number : ADA300261

Title :   What is Relative about Combat Power?

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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 : ADA300261

Report Date : 31 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The introduction briefly relates the background and need for the practical analysis of combat power. A review of doctrine highlights a lack of practical "how to" for the analysis of combat power. The monograph reviews the Force.Ratio method and discusses its strengths and shortcomings. The elements of combat power are reviewed and submitted as criteria for analyzing relative combat power. In order to be effective, a technique must account for the effects of combat power. The monograph discusses a model of BG(R) Wass de Czege that explores the effects of combat power. Next, the monograph introduces the Relative Combat Power Matrix. Finally, the monograph offers a hypothetical situation to walk the reader through the "how to" of the Relative Combat Power Matrix. The monographic loses with a summary and draws some conclusions on the merits of the Relative Combat Power Matrix.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY DOCTRINE, DOCUMENTS, MANEUVERS, POWER, FIREPOWER.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE