Accession Number : ADA314286

Title :   Distributed Concentration: Rethinking Decisive Battle.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Burton, James B.

PDF Url : ADA314286

Report Date : 13 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : In 1993, the Bottom-Up Review (BUR) concluded that the United States could fight and win in two nearly simultaneous major regional conflicts (MRCs). Nearly simultaneous required that the two MRCs be spaced at least 42 days apart to allow adequate time to shift forces and resources between theaters. The Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) 1995 Report To The President And The Congress specified that US forces be sized and structured to preserve the flexibility and capability to achieve their objectives without the assistance of allied forces. Based on a Win-Hold-Win formula, the 2 MRC strategy suggests the capability of the United States military to effectively wage decisive battle in one or both of the MRCs. This notion runs contrary to historical and theoretical observations regarding the evolution of warfare. In fact, it implies that the United States has adopted a national security strategy that is unattainable.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *DISTRIBUTION THEORY, *LIMITED WARFARE, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY HISTORY, CONGRESS, DEPLOYMENT, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, SHIFTING, VIABILITY, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE