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Accession Number ADA583737
Title Returning the Deep Attack as an Option for the Operational Commander.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 57p
Personal Author J. W. Brengle
Abstract Deep operations and the deep attack remain an integral part of the full spectrum of military capabilities the U.S. Army is expected to perform in support of operational and strategic objectives. But there exists debate about the Army's ability to execute a deep attack that does support operational and strategic objectives. The objectives of this monograph are to study how the deep attack capability provides options to the operational commander, and to show that an Unmanned Aircraft System's (UAS) deep attack capability increases operational flexibility and reduces operational risk. The monograph uses operational art as the overarching framework for the discussion, and specifically addresses operational risk, operational flexibility, deep operations, and options available to operational commanders. An analysis of the U.S. Army's execution of deep operations in support of NATO's Operation Allied Force during the 1999 Kosovo War and Operation Iraqi Freedom during the Iraqi War from 2003 to 2011 serve as the historical context for the Army's lack of capability. Recommendations to regain the deep attack capability are informed by the Aviation-focused actions and recommendations of the U.S. Army's Howze Board from 1962. In short, a UAV's deep attack capability will reduce operational risk, increase operational flexibility, and provide viable options to the operational commander necessary to achieve operational and strategic objectives.
Keywords Allied force operation 1999
Attack helicopters
Case studies
Deep attack capability
Iraqi freedom operation 2003- 2011
Iraqi war
Kosovo war 1998-1999
Military capabilities
Military commanders
Military doctrine
Military history
Nato forces
Operational art
Operational commanders
Operational flexibility
Operational risk
Tactical warfare
Uav(Unmanned aerial vehicles)
Unmanned aircraft systems

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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