Accession Number : ADA331289

Title :   Force XXI Precision Engagement: The Need for a Joint Force Fire Coordinator.

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Argo, Reamer A., III

PDF Url : ADA331289

Report Date : 21 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : Do current Joint Doctrinal procedures for operational targeting facilitate Joint Vision 2010's operational concept of precision engagement? Operation DESERT STORM proved the criticality of effective joint operational targeting. Additionally, the GULF WAR reinforced the fact that single services no longer conduct war without the support and/or proper integration of other services. Yet, six years later, Joint Doctrine is still vague on operational targeting procedures. JCS Pub 3-09, Joint Fire Support, is still unpublished and heated debate continues between the services over which element in theater should be responsible for this complex task. This monograph examines the Gulf War and emerging joint and service doctrine to identify which element should coordinate operational fires and joint operational targeting. Focus is on U. S. Army and Air Force issues. Naval and Marine forces combined operation considerations are addressed but not in detail. The monograph is organized into six sections. The first is the introduction. The second discusses the problem background. The third section examines emerging U. S. Air Force, Army and joint doctrine following the Gulf War. The fourth section examines doctrine and procedures in the Gulf War. The fifth section is analysis and the last section concludes noting the requirement for a Joint Force Fire Coordinator.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, *FIRE SUPPORT, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, AIR FORCE, MARINE CORPS, NAVY, TARGETING, PERSIAN GULF WAR.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE