Accession Number : ADA331140

Title :   Converging Vectors: Comparing Emerging Army and Air Force Basic Doctrine

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

Personal Author(s) : Gass, Robert F.

PDF Url : ADA331140

Report Date : 22 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This paper compares the most recent revisions to Army and Air Force draft basic doctrine. It focuses on the sets of doctrinal frameworks that describe each service's approach to the range of modern military operations and the integrating ideas that draw those frameworks together. With its focus on operations, it compares draft Army and Air Force basic doctrine in three ways: in a review of their overall content and organization, in their key frameworks describing operations, and in their operational concepts. The paper concludes with an analysis of differences key doctrinal structures describing force employment and with a comparison of each service's interpretation of asymmetric force application and force projection. It is usefull as a comparative review of each service's draft basic doctrine and in assaying differences in their approach to operations. It provides a preview into the similarities and differences in operational perspective that may influence future joint operations.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *VECTOR ANALYSIS, *NATIONAL DEFENSE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, AIR FORCE, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ASYMMETRY, ARMY, AIR POWER, ASSAYING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Civil Defense

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE