Accession Number : ADA326773

Title :   Organizing Nonlethal Attack Assets in Operational and Strategic Organizations.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Murphy, Dennis M.

PDF Url : ADA326773

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Nonlethal attack assets, specifically public affairs, psychological operations and civil affairs, are often the first deep strike option of the operational and strategic commander. Organizing, integrating and synchronizing these assets into the staff structure and campaign plan is often poorly executed due to a lack of doctrine and joint tactics, techniques and procedures (JTTP). The result can be a nonlethal strike that is not linked to the overall plan and therefore late, ineffective or, at worst, contradictory to the operational or strategic aims. This project examines and then proposes a staff structure and methodology for integrating and synchronizing nonlethal assets. It provides a start point for development of detailed JTTP that will ensure timely, synergistic nonlethal attack. The implementation cost is minimal. The staff structure will be manned by existing personnel and the methodology is derived from doctrine but adapted to the unique nature of nonlethal attack.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY TACTICS, *CIVIL AFFAIRS, *PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS, COSTS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, NONLETHAL AGENTS, FIRST STRIKE CAPABILITY.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE