Accession Number : ADA311666

Title :   Unified Effort in Support of Dominant Maneuver on the Joint Battlefield.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Clauer, John A.

PDF Url : ADA311666

Report Date : 10 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The battlefield of the 21st century will be deeper, demand more responsive operations, and will be influenced by new technology. To be successful on this battlefield the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Vision 2010 envisions a need for dominant maneuver by joint and combined forces. The problem that US Joint Force Commanders face is the need to develop methods of command and control which 'manage the seams' of the battlefield exposed during maneuver. This paper explores the current thinking and practice on dealing with the seams and proposes an alternative concept of Liaison for seams management at the operational level. Using Operation Uphold Democracy as an example, the paper presents a concrete example of how the 'Liaison Concept' provided for dominant maneuver in the plan for the invasion of Haiti.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *BATTLEFIELDS, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *MANEUVERS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY HISTORY, PROBLEM SOLVING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY CAPABILITIES, VISION, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PLANNING, TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, HAITI.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE