Accession Number : ADA331563

Title :   A Critical Analysis of Ground/Based Air Defense During Joint Expeditionary Operations.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 4 Aug 96-6 Jun 97,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Frosch, Scott B.

PDF Url : ADA331563

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 127

Abstract : This study investigates the role and feasibility of ground-based air defense during joint expeditionary operations. it covers the roles and missions that ground-based air defense will fulfill during the initial thirty-day period of a lodgement operation, which is the most critical and vulnerable of times for the expeditionary forces. This includes the current threats from the air that a joint expeditionary force faces, the doctrine used to employ them, and their capabilities and limitations. in addition this study includes the types and amount of groundbased air defense that each of the services brings into the area of operations in the first thirty days of the operation. This thesis analyzes the available United States armed forces assets to protect those high-value areas and assets with the ground-based air defense assets which are brought into the theater within the first thirty days.

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *THREATS, *GROUND BASED, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), GROUND LEVEL, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THESES, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Civil Defense
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE