IS THE U.S. ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY PREPARED TO SUPPORT THE NEXT MAJOR COMBAT OPERATION?

IS THE U.S. ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY PREPARED TO SUPPORT THE NEXT MAJOR COMBAT OPERATION?

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In 2007, three former brigade combat team commanders authored a white paper and sent it to the Army Chief of Staff entitled The King and I: The Impending Crisis in the Field Artillerya€™s Ability to Provide Fire Support to Maneuver Commanders. The paper details the authorsa€™ concerns as maneuver commanders with the ability of the field artillery to support maneuver operations. This monograph examines Operation COBRA to determine how the corps commanders employed field artillery when conducting offensive operations and identifies key concepts that were used to ensure success. The three areas that were seen as crucial to the success of offensive operations were the ability to mass artillery fires, integrate close air support into the ground maneuver plan, and how logistics supported artillery units. For the future of the field artillery, those three areas must be maintained in order to prevail in the next major combat operation.By themselves, these three capabilities are adequate to support the primary mission of the field artillery a€“ to support the ... In this 1983 25United States Army, Field Manual 100-5, Operations (Washington D.C., USA: War Department, 1941), 8-9.


Title:IS THE U.S. ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY PREPARED TO SUPPORT THE NEXT MAJOR COMBAT OPERATION?
Author: James T. Cobb
Publisher:Maroon Ebooks - 2015-02-15
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