Accession Number : ADA312206

Title :   Coalition Targeting for Operational Fires: A Hit or a Miss?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Walstrom, Terry L.

PDF Url : ADA312206

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Future conflicts are mast likely to be fought by a multinational force operating as a coalition. One of the critical factors the lead nation or coalition commander must deal with is maintaining coalition cohesion. The employment of operational fires is a key element to the success of nearly every campaign plan. The perception by coalition members that they are not being supported by the operational fires plan could lead to a fracture in the coalition. How can coalition members make inputs to the Joint Targeting List and how does the commander ensure that they receive the operational fires support they require? An analysis of the targeting process for operational fires in operation OVERLORD, the Korean War and Operation DESERT STORM will provide a basis to look at current joint doctrine and determine if a method exists to include multinational input into the targeting process.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *FIRE SUPPORT, IRAQ, EMPLOYMENT, MILITARY DOCTRINE, TARGETING, KOREA, COHESION.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE