Accession Number : ADA309893

Title :   Protecting the Force in Operations Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Stewart, Michael D.

PDF Url : ADA309893

Report Date : 14 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : Army warfighting doctrine clearly delineates the definition, scope, and components of protection for application on the battlefield; however, the Army's Operations Other Than War (OOTW) doctrine does not provide similar clarity for the concept in OOTW missions. Protection, as defined by FM 100-5, Operations, conserves the commander's combat power, but none of the OOTW manuals give the same definition of protection. In examining Army doctrine, this monograph highlights the significant differences which appear in the key OOTW doctrinal manuals: FM 100-20 (Draft), Operations Other Than War, FM 100-19, Domestic Support Operations, FM 100-23, Peace Operations, and FM 100-23-2, Multiservice Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Humanitarian Operations. Comparing these manuals to FM 100-5 shows the disparities which exist in the doctrine. In operations other than war, the commander's requirement to protect his force has received little attention in doctrine.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NATIONAL SECURITY, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY ASSISTANCE, LEADERSHIP, BATTLEFIELDS, MORALE, MANPOWER, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY EXERCISES, MANEUVERS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, ARMY PLANNING, MILITARY TACTICS, PEACEKEEPING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE