Accession Number : ADA324410

Title :   Cutting Teeth to Increase the Tail: The Elimination of Echo Companies from the Heavy Division.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Rousseau, Thomas L.

PDF Url : ADA324410

Report Date : 06 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This monograph examines the U.S. Army's decision to eliminate Echo companies from the Heavy Division force structure. Since the introduction of the tank onto the modern battlefield the struggle between tank and anti-armor weapon has dominated the thinking of maneuver warfare. Three important elements have had significant impact on anti-armor warfare; technology or new equipment, organizational structure, and doctrine. Framing these elements is the evolving threat and the proliferation of advanced weaponry through new equipment and retrofitting of new technology on existing equipment in third world nations.

Descriptors :   *ANTIARMOR AMMUNITION, *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS, *ANTITANK WARFARE, WEAPONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, TASK FORCES, COMPANY LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MANEUVERS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE