Accession Number : ADA331179

Title :   Tactical Considerations for Army Aviation In Interventionary Operations, a.k.a - LIC, MOOTW, OOTW, and SASO: Are We Ready Yet?

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

Personal Author(s) : Bird, Craig H.

PDF Url : ADA331179

Report Date : 22 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This monograph argues that an interventionary operation in South or Central America involving a joint task force consisting of at least a U.S. Army brigade is likely to occur by 2005. It describes the nature of the military organization necessary to succeed in lesser regional conflict by introducing a realistic, hypothetical scenario. The scenario brings together previously identified problems, and how a Joint Task Force (JTF) built upon an army aviation brigade headquarters can overcome them. The monograph charges that, although the military community has made doctrinal advances in preparing military units for the MOOTW environment, the job is still incomplete. Some lessons learned from the March 1988 show of force exercise GOLDEN PHEASANT in the Republic of Honduras, and other military operations will point out where there is a need for additional doctrinal guidance. The significance of MOOTW in Latin America today is greater than ever before. The probability of conducting force projection operations in support of MOOTW is as great as ever. It stands to reason that the capability to operate in this environment is based in large part to the U.S. Armed Forces doctrine.

Descriptors :   *ARMY AVIATION, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, SCENARIOS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, LESSONS LEARNED, MILITARY DOCTRINE, CONFLICT, MILITARY TACTICS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT, CENTRAL AMERICA.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE