Accession Number : ADP000622

Title :   Lines of Communications Targeting for Ground Operations,

Corporate Author : ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND ARLINGTON HALL STATION VA

Personal Author(s) : Helfers,Eric C.

Report Date : 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This paper displays a method of single strike targeting. It may be used when the area under study is limited in total area and by topography (thus limiting enemy LOCs). An optimum interdiction point within an enemy LOC network can then be determined and targeted for interdiction by a limited ground combat force. The location of the target is constrained by high enemy threat areas and lack of intelligence as developed in a limited scenario, which approximates a real life situation. The target location will be determined in part by the use of algorithms originally developed for air interdiction.

Descriptors :   *Army operations, *Operations research, *Targeting, *Strike warfare, *Interdiction, *Communications networks, *Roads, *Highways, Flow, Patterns, Mathematical models, Algorithms, Weapon system effectiveness

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE