Accession Number : ADA328142

Title :   Targeting - Where's the Doctrine?

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Bartell, Arthur M.

PDF Url : ADA328142

Report Date : 13 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report examines the current state of targeting doctrine in US military doctrine. The US Army has excellent targeting doctrine, but it is located in the Field Artillery series of field manuals. This perpetuates the attitude that targeting is a fire support responsibility. This is exacerbated in the joint environment because of a paucity of joint targeting doctrine. Targeting is synonymous with synchronization. In order to maximize combat power, commanders must ensure that the targeting/synchronization process is at the forefront of operational planning process. Targeting doctrine must be located in Operations manuals at all levels.

Descriptors :   *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *TARGETING, *FIRE SUPPORT, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, SYNCHRONIZATION(ELECTRONICS), POWER, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Fire Control and Bombing Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE