Accession Number : ADA307607

Title :   Command, Control and Coordination of the Joint Battlefield Interdiction Area.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Wolver, Gary A.

PDF Url : ADA307607

Report Date : 12 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The U.S. military services possess a variety of weapons capable of delivering precision strikes throughout the range of the battlefield from close to long-range attack. Although this has increased the military's capability and flexibility, it has created problems of mission overlap, inefficiency, redundancy, and fratricide, particularly in the battlefield interdiction area (BIA). Joint doctrine and traditional fire support control measures provide sufficient guidance for today's joint battlefield, but do not resolve the dilemma in the BIA. Specifically, who should be responsible for command and control of interdiction missions in the area and how should this be accomplished to optimize joint operations?

Descriptors :   *BATTLEFIELDS, *INTERDICTION, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY DOCTRINE, ATTACK, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), MISSIONS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, OVERLAP, MILITARY PLANNING, FIRE SUPPORT, FIRE CONTROL SYSTEMS, REDUNDANCY, FRATRICIDE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE