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Contents: The State of Air Power History; Air Power and Warfare, 1903-1941, World War II in the Air: Different National Experiences; World War II: American Air Leadership; The Search for Maturity in American Postwar Air Doctrine and Organization, 1945-1953; Air Power Limits in Limited War, 1947- 1978; A Major Pioneer Looks at Air Power; Insights into Technology and Air Warfare: Past, Present, Future; The Eighth Military History Symposium in Perspective.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Hurley, Alfred F, OFFICE OF AIR FORCE HISTORY WASHINGTON DC, *AIR POWER, WEAPON...
Defense Technical Information Archive
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This study includes (1) a description of the various types of small arms tests, the agencies responsible for ordering, planning, and conducting them, and an assessment of the test management structure, (2) a description of the basic steps in designing, conducting, and analyzing operational tests (Field experiments) of small arms, with the 1965-1966 small arms test at CDEC presented as a case study, and (3) an evaluation of the conduct of current small arms testing and the facilities and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, INTREC INC SANTA MONICA CA, *FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), *SMALL ARMS, ACCEPTANCE TESTS,...
U.S. Congressional Hearings
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Veterans' Affairs DOCUMENT TAMPERING AND MISHANDLING AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Date(s) Held: 2009-03-03 111th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-111hhrg48418 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.V 64/3 Witnesses: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Belinda J. Finn, Assistant Inspector General for Auditing, Office of Inspector General American Federation of Government Employees,...
Topics: 111th, House
Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 111-175] TRANSFORMATION IN PROGRESS: THE SERVICES' ENLISTED PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS Date(s) Held: 2010-07-28 111th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-111hhrg61633 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.AR 5/2 Witnesses: Lutterloh, Scott, Director, Total Force Requirements Division, U.S. Navy Minick, Col. James J., USMC, Director, Enlisted Professional...
Topics: 111th, House
Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 111-74] THINKERS AND PRACTITIONERS: DO SENIOR PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION SCHOOLS PRODUCE STRATEGISTS? Date(s) Held: 2009-06-04 111th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-111hhrg51766 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.AR 5/2 Witnesses: Belcher, Col. Michael F., USMC, Director, Marine Corps War College Forsyth, Maj. Gen. Maurice H. ''Maury,'' USAF, Commander, Spaatz...
Topics: 111th, House
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This report is a comprehensive index and guide to oral histories on naval research and development. Tapes and transcripts of the interviews, prepared during the past twenty years, are held in Navy, Federal Government, and nongovernmental respositories. Abstracts and indicies by name and subject have been prepared for each interview. The report includes contact points at repositories holding the materials, and an acronym and abbreviation list. Keywords include: Military History, Naval History,...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Nowicke, Carole E, DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA...
Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 114-12] - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS AND PROGRAMS: SUPPORTING CURRENT OPERATIONS AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE THREAT ENVIRONMENT Date(s) Held: 2015-02-25 114th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg94099 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.AR 5/2 Witnesses: Bender, Lt Gen William J., USAF, Chief, Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer, United States...
Topics: 114th, House
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform WASTE, FRAUD AND ABUSE AT THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND DEPARTMENT OF STATE Date(s) Held: 1999-02-25 106th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-106hhrg56026 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.G 74/7 Related Items: Public Law 96-385 Congressional Serial No. 106-2
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The study reviews current academic behavior theory, training and motivation practice of successful industrial companies and current U.S. Army training and motivation doctrine and policies. Study methodology was essentially a review of: (1) current written works on learning/motivation behavior theory, (2) the latest books on management for excellence in industry, and (3) army training regulations and leadership programs for instruction. These were supplemented by information, written and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Haines,C O, ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA, *ARMY TRAINING, *COGNITION,...
U.S. Congressional Hearings
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 114-76] ACQUISITION REFORM: EXPERIMENTATION AND AGILITY Date(s) Held: 2016-01-07 114th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg98885 Witnesses: Lombardi, Richard W., Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), U.S. Air Force Stackley, Hon. Sean J., Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), U.S. Navy Williamson, LTG Michael...
Topics: 114th, House
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The secretive world of military "special operations" is filled with men and women whose dedication, self-sacrifice, and heroism on behalf of their country is seldom acknowledged in public. If John Stuart Mill could come to America a century after his historic judgment to meet such men and women, he would almost certainly understand their modern-day stories without a moment's confusion. Attempting to capture the history of USAF special operations from the beginning of the cold war to...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Hass, Michael E., AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL, *COVERT OPERATIONS, *SPECIAL FORCES,...
U.S. Congressional Hearings
by Committee on Armed Services
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 114-60] SHORTENING THE DEFENSE ACQUISITION CYCLE Date(s) Held: 2015-10-27 114th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg97494 Witnesses: Chu, David S.C., President, Institute for Defense Analyses Francis, Paul L., Managing Director, Acquisition and Sourcing Management, U.S. Government Accountability Office Hunter, Andrew, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group,...
Topics: 114th, House
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Deception, its significance in peacetime, in war, and in war avoidance, and how to counter deception, are topics of a widening public literature. This bibliography of open literature on detection in the English language includes sections on: (1) arms control and deception; (2) behavior of targets of deception; (3) bibliographies on deception; (4) China: military and political deception; (5) countering deception; (6) general deception studies; (7) historical studies; (8) human deception; (9)...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Stanley,Zell, RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA, *BIBLIOGRAPHIES, *DECEPTION, USSR, WARFARE,...
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security MAKING DHS MORE EFFICIENT: INDUSTRY RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE HOMELAND SECURITY Date(s) Held: 2015-09-18 114th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg99575 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.H 75 Witnesses: Mr. Marc A. Pearl, President and Chief Executive Officer, Homeland Security and Defense Business Council: Mr. Harry Totonis, Board Director, Business Executives for National...
Topics: 114th, House
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A search of the military literature was conducted to determine combat training requirements for Marine Corps rifle squads. Pertinent works are listed along with alphabetical lists of keywords and authors. Keywords are also indexed and arranged hierarchically within seven major categories to facilitate cross-referencing with the other lists. This information provides a foundation for further research and development. (Author)
Topics: DTIC Archive, Archibald,Alvin G, NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF,...
Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 114-2] A CASE FOR REFORM: IMPROVING DOD'S ABILITY TO RESPOND TO THE PACE OF TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE Date(s) Held: 2015-01-28 114th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg94089 Witnesses: Kendall, Hon. Frank, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense Ramsay, Lt Gen Mark F., USAF, Director, Force Structure, Resources and...
Topics: 114th, House
This study examines the United States Army's activities in psychological and unconventional warfare during and after World War II to determine the impetus for, and origins of, the formal 'special warfare' capability created in 1952 with the establishment of the Psychological Warfare Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. With the impetus of the Korean War, heightening cold war tensions, and the persistent pressures of Secretary of the Army Frank Pace, Jr., the Army created an unprecedented staff...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Paddock, Alfred H., Jr, ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA, *PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE,...
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This report gives a brief introduction to the Lanchester theory, which is a mathematical description of the course and outcome of battle with several participants on either side. Thus we present a history of the development of the theory in the United States and Western Europe (with a separate section about Sweden) as well as in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. For each geogra phical area we mention the institutes and individual scientists who have had the most impact on the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Wrigge, Staffan, NATIONAL DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN) DEPT OF...
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This study analyzes the training strategies and methodologies of American infantry battalions between World War II and the present. From historical analysis in combination with the author's personal observations it is possible to understand the critical components of ground combat. These critical components of ground combat represent the core of infantry tactics that support individual through battalion level collective operations. Additionally, this study also examines the strengths and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Danna, James W., III, ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS,...
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Is hindsight better than foresight or just different. The formal difference between the two tasks is the hindsightful judge's possession of outcome knowledge, telling him how things turned out. In the studies reported, outcome knowledge is found to increase the perceived inevitability of the outcome reported. Judges, however, appear largely unaware of the changes in their perceptions due to outcome knowledge, and thus believe that they had insights which actually resulted from outcome...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Fischhoff, Baruch, OREGON RESEARCH INST EUGENE, *DECISION MAKING,...
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This study investigates the degree to which conventional infantry battalions (light, mechanized, airborne, and air assault) are conducting realistic home-station unit training to prepare soldiers to face a willing and able foe. The study analyzes training based largely upon three criteria developed from extensive literature review and analysis: (1) cognitive mental stressors (uncertainty, ambiguity, information overload/deprivation, and so forth), (2) environmental physical stressors (sights,...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Larsen, James C., ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS, *ARMY...
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform OVERSIGHT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL'S MILITARY WHISTLEBLOWER REPRISAL INVESTIGATIONS Date(s) Held: 2016-09-07 114th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg22275 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.G 74/7 Witnesses: The Hon. Ryan Zinke, A Representative in Congress from the State of Montana Mr. Glenn Fine, Principal Deputy Inspector...
Topics: 114th, House
Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 114-33] DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FISCAL YEAR 2016 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS: LAYING THE GROUNDWORK TO MAINTAIN TECHNOLOGICAL SUPERIORITY Date(s) Held: 2015-03-26 114th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg94235 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.AR 5/2 Witnesses: Miller, Mary J., Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology Prabhakar, Dr....
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This is the Proceedings of the Military Operations Research Society's mini-symposium dealing with the problem of achieving more operational realism in the modeling of combat from the standpoint of accounting for human performance in the battle environment. The meeting was held at the Center for Naval Analyses, Alexandria, Virginia, on 22, 23, 24 February 1989. Included are the 34 contributed papers presented in the five sessions: Human Factors in Decision Issues, Human Performance Models and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Murtaugh, Stephen A, MILITARY OPERATIONS RESEARCH SOCIETY ALEXANDRIA VA,...
In accordance with 50 USC 1523, this report provides Congress with an assessment of the overall readiness of the Armed Forces to fight in a chemical and biological warfare environment. This is the ninth report submitted under 50 USC 1523.
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One of the common practices of modern warfare is the development of new weapons based upon advances in technology. As these weapons evolved during the 20th century, the United States Army witnessed significant improvements in the accuracy of its direct fire weapon systems. Soldiers who fired rifles, armored guns, and antitank missiles experienced an increased ability to hit what they were aiming at and do so at greater ranges. Understanding the factors driving the Army to develop precision...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Kidd, Christopher J, ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS, *LAND...
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A warrior is a person who adheres to values which inspire in him a willingness to engage in certain activities regardless of risk to his life. In battle such people accomplish great things. The heritage they leave to others is frequently said to be an advantage when a nation is embroiled in military troubles. Rhodesia is a nation in trouble and they have such a heritage. In 1893 Major Allan Wilson and thirty-three men died in a last stand against some four thousand Ndebele tribesmen. The fight...
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U.S. Congressional Hearings
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 114-83] ACQUISITION REFORM: STARTING PROGRAMS WELL Date(s) Held: 2016-02-03 114th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg98892 Witnesses: Fox, Christine, Former Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Hale, Robert, Former United States Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Winnefeld, ADM James A., Jr., USN (Ret.),...
Topics: 114th, House
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Topics: DTIC Archive, Smith, Perry M, NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC, *LEADERSHIP, *GUIDANCE, CRISIS...
Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 111-123] NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 AND OVERSIGHT OF PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED PROGRAMS BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED ELEVENTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION Date(s) Held: 2010-02-23 111th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-111hhrg58102 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.AR 5/2 Witnesses: Donley, Hon. Michael...
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The Monterey Security Architecture (MYSEA) provides a distributed multilevel secure networking environment where authenticated users can securely access data and services at different security classification levels. The MYSEA framework utilizes both commercial-off-the- shelf (COTS) products and specialized secure high assurance components that enforce multilevel security (MLS) policy. Some collaboration among MYSEA users is enabled through the use of the Web-based Distributed Authoring and...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Ong, Kar L, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA, *ENVIRONMENTS, *SECURITY,...
The mission of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is to maintain a close relationship with the research and development community to support long-range research, foster discovery, nurture future generations of researchers, produce new technologies that meet known naval requirements, and provide innovations in fields relevant to the future Navy and Marine Corps. Accordingly, ONR supports research activities across a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines. As one means of ensuring...
Topics: DTIC Archive, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC NAVAL STUDIES BOARD, *NAVAL RESEARCH,...
U.S. Congressional Hearings
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform and Oversight INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS: A SYSTEM IN JEOPARDY Date(s) Held: 1998-06-11 105th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-105hhrg50894 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.G 74/7 Related Items: Congressional Serial No. 105-166
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This document contains the notes and briefings from the 1998 Army after Next conference that was held on the 24-26 June 1998. Some of the topics discussed were Future Personnel Management, Teams and Organizations, Information Technology, The Leadership Challenge, Army Science Board of Human Behavior in Combat and Strategic Human Resources Management.
Topics: DTIC Archive, Drillings, Michael, ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES...
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A Short History of War offers the reader a brief, but relatively comprehensive overview of the forces that have shaped the development of armies, weapons, and war throughout the ages. Its broad thematic approach conveys that sens of historical context within which soldiers have had to act over the millennia. The reader will immediately recognize that there is little ne the current debates over force structure, weapons, tactics, and operational skills that has not gone before. The reader will...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Gabriel, Richard A, ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA STRATEGIC STUDIES...
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 113-113] CASE STUDIES IN DOD ACQUISITION: FINDING WHAT WORKS Date(s) Held: 2014-06-24 113th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-113hhrg89506 Witnesses: Lamb, Dr. Christopher J., Deputy Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University Lambert, Hon. Brett, Senior Fellow, National Defense Industrial Association McGrath, Hon. Elizabeth...
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This thesis presents a theory to help military leaders determine the best time to conduct a hostage rescue attempt. The theory is based on the phenomenon of a hostage crisis biorhythm. According to the theory, there are four principles essential for hostage rescue mission success: surprise, intelligence, operator's skill, and deception. These principles are derived from planning models used in special operations, personal experience, and an analysis of six historical case studies. The case...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Perez, Carlos M, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA, *CASE STUDIES, *DECISION...
U.S. Congressional Hearings
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology DEVELOPING RESEARCH PRIORITIES AT DHS'S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE Date(s) Held: 2009-10-27 111th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-111hhrg52896 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.SCI 2 Related Items: United States House Bill 110 (111th Congress) United States House Bill 181 (111th Congress) Public Law 107-296 Public Law 110-161 Congressional Serial No. 111-60
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This report describes a job analysis of U.S. Army Special Forces (SF) jobs. The overall goal of the project was to gather information that will aid in the development of new SF performance measures. This goal required two types of information-the individual attributes requisite to SF performance and the field performance of SF jobs. The research involved five major steps: (1) development of workshop materials and logistics, (2) administration of workshops to collect critical incidents and task...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Russell, Teresa L., HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA, *SPECIAL...
Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 114-121] EVALUATING DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INVESTMENTS: CASE STUDIES IN AFGHANISTAN INITIATIVES AND U.S. WEAPONS SUSTAINMENT Date(s) Held: 2016-04-15 114th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg20081 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.AR 5/2 Witnesses: Lilli, Charlie, Deputy Commander, DLA Aviation, Department of Defense Sopko, Hon. John F., Special Inspector General...
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This guide is designed to provide logistics and acquisition managers with working familiarity of acquisition logistics. It addresses how to manage the acquisition logistics process throughout the life-cycle from preconcept exploration through post production support. The guide shows the inter-relationships of the major activities in the acquisition process of systems engineering, test, cost, risk, production, contracts, etc. It is designed to bridge the gap between general acquisition on...
Topics: DTIC Archive, INFORMATION SPECTRUM INC FALLS CHURCH VA, *ACQUISITION, *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT,...
Collection and analysis of foreign intelligence is, and will continue to be, a vital component of U.S. national security strategy. However, there is significant debate regarding whether our existing intelligence apparatus can sufficiently transform itself to meet the demands of the 21st century. The Department of Defense (DoD) has a vested interest in this debate - both as a customer and as a major supplier - because the goals of the National Military Strategy cannot be achieved in the absence...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Latham, Donald, DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC, *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE,...
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When it was established in 1946, the Office of Naval Research was the main channel for Federal support of science in the United States. Since there are few fields of science or technology that cannot be related directly or indirectly to Navy requirements, the real choice becomes one of emphasizing areas of particular interest where anticipated results may have a direct bearing on future naval activities. Most research programs within ONR are organized along disciplinary lines, the main...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Salkovitz, Edward I., OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA, *NAVAL RESEARCH, COASTAL...
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In this thesis, we examine the current levels of cultural understanding and irregular warfare being taught in U.S. Army conventional military schools. Given engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is our view that the military needs a deeper understanding of the indigenous people due to the extremely close and on-going interaction between American Soldiers and the local populations. Current analysis of the difficulties being reported suggests U.S. Army Soldiers are having trouble combating...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Hudson, Jeff D, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA, *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED...
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In this paper, we present methods for comparing and evaluating forecasters whose predictions are presented as their subjective probability distributions of various random variables that will be observed in the future, e.g. weather forecasters who each day must specify their own probabilities that it will rain in a particular location. We begin by reviewing the concepts of calibration and refinement, and describing the relationship between this notion of refinement and the notion of sufficiency...
Topics: DTIC Archive, DeGroot,Morris H, CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF STATISTICS, *TEST AND...
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This monograph addresses the fact that most writing on strategy is descriptive rather than explanatory. Describing strategy in terms of categories such as grand strategy, or theater strategy, or by various analogies, does not illuminate what happens when one practices strategy. Strategy is a cognitive process rather than some tangible object that one can point at or manipulate. Accordingly, this is a theory of how strategy is formed and why it works. The process that produces strategy is based...
Topics: DTIC Archive, ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY...
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The Russian winter defeated Napoleon, as every Frenchman knows. It also defeated Hitler, as most Germans know. Many Americans share that knowledge -- which is false in both cases! Those popular myths illustrate the uncritical acceptance and perpetuation of rationalizations designed to obscure the fact that those invincible Western military paragons were humbled by the inferior Russians. Although the plans of both of those would-be conquerors of Russia failed before the arrival of winter, there...
Topics: DTIC Archive, ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS COMBAT STUDIES INST, *RUSSIA,...
The Urban Combat Advanced Training Technology (UCATT) Task Group (TG) was established within the NATO Modelling and Simulation Group (NMSG), in 2003 as MSG-032 TG-023. The UCATT TG was tasked to exchange and assess information on Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) facilities and training/simulation systems with a view toward establishing best practice. In addition it was required to identify a suitable architecture and a standard set of interfaces that would enable interoperability of...
Topics: DTIC Archive, NATO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE), *TRAINING,...
In 1929, MSG Morris Swett (in who's memory the USAFAS library has been named since 1968) devised this library classification schedule. His intention was to develop a plan that was broader than the Dewey Decimal and more complete than the Library of Congress classifications. Five subsequent library catalogers have developed the product to what it has become today. Although the subject of artillery is emphasized, it may have application for other military libraries. As such it is designed to...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Swett,Morris, ARMY FIELD ARTILLERY SCHOOL FORT SILL OK, *ARMY RESEARCH, *ARTILLERY,...
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The role of the Navy Research and Development Laboratories has, historically, lacked precise definition. Budgetary pressures result in a continuing assessment of the in-house laboratory asset requirements. Recent improvements in mission and role assignments and laboratory resource management should be expanded and focused to guide any contemplated changes in the size or the make-up of the laboratory system. This study attempts to (1) summarize the laboratory missions and goals; (2) describe the...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Moe, Richard G, NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA, *NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES,...
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The U.S. Air Force's poor air combat results in Vietnam prompted more realistic training programs to improve our fighter pilot's air combat effectiveness. The establishment of dissimilar air combat training (DACT) conducted by a professional 'aggressor' force has given Tactical Air Command fighter pilots the hostile environment and realistic adversary that were lacking in a predominantly F-4 fighter force. This thesis examined the need for F-5E Aggressor Squadrons to perform the DACT role now...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Wood,Barry K, ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS, *FLIGHT...
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This report summarizes research into and application of decision analytic techniques by Decisions and Designs, Incorporated (DDI) during the period October 1, 1975 through June 30, 1975. As such, this report provides a summary of those activities in terms of the following categories: -- assessment and forecasting, evaluation of alternative solutions, policy formulation and implementation, value-of-information analysis, utility analysis in treaty negotiations, basic decision analysis research,...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Kelly, III, Clinton W, Peterson, Cameron R, DECISIONS AND DESIGNS INC MCLEAN VA,...
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This paper discusses Operation MARKET-GARDEN, which occurred during World War II. This operation combined a massive airborne insertion with a coordinated ground attack to secure the territory. The operation is described as planned and as performed. The best tools for analysis of a historical battle to the next, but the principles of war will always be the same. This paper discusses how the principles of war by itself may not be the reason for a failure or loss; however, when one combatant...
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This study is designed to discover perceived issues that plague conventional forces and special operations forces (SOF) integration on the battlefield. The research did in fact show that although operational and tactical integration of these disparate forces is overall successful, there exist several impediments to a truly joint and combined arms fight. The methodology used to conduct the analysis is based on the doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel, and facilities...
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The study of past operations is helpful in defining U.S. Army roles and functions in military operations other than war (OOTW) and in assessing the range of missions and requirements the Army is likely to face in the future. Operation Just Cause (OJC) can be distinguished from subsequent OOTW -- in Kuwait, Iraq, Bangladesh, Bosnia, and Somalia -- in part because it was a unilateral effort that did not involve coalition issues or problems. Nor did the United States have to coordinate its efforts...
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The term Unconventional Operations (UO) vice Special Operations (SO) will be introduced, defined and explained. The paper will clarify why Army Special Forces (SF) are a principle UO force and explain why the UO mission is critical. Most importantly, it will show why the numbered active duty Special Forces Groups (SFGs) should primarily focus on this mission and not be diverted to missions duplicated by other Special Operations Forces (SOF) or General Purpose Forces. Unconventional operations...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Boyatt, Mark D, ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA, *ARMY, *SPECIAL FORCES, *LOW...
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Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce DISRUPTER SERIES: WEARABLE DEVICES Date(s) Held: 2016-03-03 114th Congress, 2nd Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-114hhrg20248 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.R 31/3 Witnesses: Thomas D. Bianculli, Vice President, Enterprise Technology Office, Zebra Technologies Meg Burich, Director of Commercial Development and Marketing, Adidas Digital Sports Suresh Palliparambil, American Sales and...
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This study identifies measures that can be taken by commanders to minimize the occurrence and impact of battlefield stress before and during combat. This is achieved through an examination of the writings of the classic military philosophers, articles on combat stress in the major military engagements of this century, and the conclusions of clinical studies on combat stress on the battlefield are identified and discussed. A bridge from the past to the future is made by examining those...
Topics: DTIC Archive, Flora, Dale B., ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS, *WARFARE,...
Government Publishing Office U.S. Congress House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services [H.A.S.C. No. 111-76] RAISING THINKING FROM THE TACTICAL TO THE OPERATIONAL LEVEL: JPME I AND II AT THE SERVICES' AND JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGES Date(s) Held: 2009-06-25 111th Congress, 1st Session GPO Document Source: CHRG-111hhrg52356 Superintendents of Documents ID: Y 4.AR 5/2 Witnesses: Cardon, Brig. Gen. Edward C., USA, Deputy Commandant, Army Command and General Staff College Damm, Col....
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This research supported the Advanced Combat Rifle field test and the Human Engineering Laboratory (HEL) stress program by evaluating competition as a methodology for producing a known level of stress in soldiers. The subjects in this field experiment were volunteer infantrymen from the 82nd Airborne Division and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). During the 2 competition weeks, 10 soldiers from each division participated; during the control week, 20 soldiers form the 82nd Airborne...
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This report summarizes the findings of a study performed by the Institute for Defense Analyses to advise the Deputy Secretary of Defense regarding Defense Agency management issues that warrant the attention of DoD's senior leadership in preparation for the FY 2001 Quadrennial Defense Review. The study covered fourteen of the Agencies, which in total account for 20 percent of DoD's budget. IDA assessment teams met with Agency officials, review Agency plans and programs, interviewed Agency...
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Naval doctrine is the foundation upon which our tactics, techniques, and procedures are built. It articulates operational concepts that govern the employment of naval forces at all levels. A product of more than 218 years of U. S. Navy and Marine Corps experience in warfighting, it incorporates the lessons of history, learned in both the flush of success and the bitterness of failure. This publication outlines the principles upon which we organize, train, equip, and employ naval forces. It...
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Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S Army has largely been operating in a come as you are format, responding to one major regional war and a series of crises around the world with equipment and doctrine optimized for that earlier Cold War era. In some sense, the momentum of the acquisition process is now resulting in a mismatch of capability with respect to emerging needs. Although one perception is that the Army now has more combat capability than it may need, which may result in...
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This paper reviews some of what is known about leadership, focusing on the data collected about the nature of managerial work. These findings point to the unrelenting pace and capricious, fragmented, and oral nature of the job. Three dimensions are presented as useful in understanding managerial performance: complexity/simplicity, use of structures, and use of power. A way to study leaders is to simulate the variety of stimuli confronting them and observe how their activities relate to...
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The purpose of this paper, which was prepared using both a present day and historical research methodology, is to propose that the U.S. Army should further its transformation efforts and develop a force specially trained and organized to meet the challenges of irregular warfare in the 21st century. As many irregular warfare conflicts are born during the stabilization phase, or phase IV, of a conventional conflict, this proposed force would also be transformed to operate in that environment as...
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This study reviews the open literature of surprise attacks and concentrates on the works of Roberta Wohlstetter, Barton Whaley, Michael Handel, Richard Betts, Alex Hybel, and Ariel Levite. The characteristics and causes of surprise are summarized and areas for additional research are identified. The author asserts that Western defense planning is geared to deterrence of an all- out, bolt-from-the-blue attack which is the most improbable form of surprise. Keywords: Literature surveys, Military...
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This document is one of a family of educational acquisition management guides written from a Department perspective; e.g., non-service peculiar. These are intended primarily for use in the courses offered by the Defense Systems Management College and secondarily as desk references for DoD acquisition Managers. This family of guides consists of: (1) Integrated Logistics Support Guide, (2) Mission Critical Computer Resources Management Guide, (3) Test and Evaluation Management Guide, (4) Risk...
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This pamphlet has been designed to provide you with a history of the Ranger and to orient you on the Ranger course. For the prospective student, it answers many questions that will assist in preparation for Ranger training. The Ranger course has the capability of developing the overall combat potential of junior leaders to a higher degree than any other course in the Army. Men who make excellent tactical decisions in the classroom or in normal training programs, sometimes fail miserably under...
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Recent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have reawakened interest in counterland operations. One battle in particular, Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan, sparked a heated debate between the Air Force and the Army about the conduct of close air support (CAS) and led to new efforts to improve the integration of air power and ground power prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Although these efforts were quite successful, there is growing recognition by both airmen and soldiers that air-ground...
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For this report, a literature review was conducted to assess the knowledge of the effects of fatigue and related stressors on the performance of military personnel engaged in diverse military tasks. The objective was to determine whether there are sufficient objective, quantifiable data on the effects and time-course of fatigue to justify incorporation into combat models. Both mental and physical fatigue were considered. More than 500 articles, reports, and books were reviewed for this effort....
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The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Virginia Tech Shootings, and Hurricane Katrina are examples of intense situations that appear to be increasingly commonplace. This type of event seems to be occurring with much greater frequency than before. How city officials, military officers, and emergency responders lead in extreme situations is an important area of study. The central aim of this project is to uncover the key leadership behaviors and competencies necessary for managers and leaders...
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Combat places extraordinary demands on every individual, particularly the junior leader. The cumulative demands of combat may affect the leader's ability to lead his or her unit, resulting in members of their unit being tempted to quit. However, there are actions that leaders can take to build resiliency in their Soldiers, enabling them to lead their subordinates through the stressors of combat. Within the framework of social psychological contract theory, we outline two general approaches to...
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This publication: (1) Provides MTTP for tactical level planning and execution of fixed- and rotary-wing aviation urban operations. (2) Provides reference material to assist aircrew and ground personnel in planning and coordinating tactical urban operations. (3) Applies to all elements of a force planning and conducting aviation urban operations, including commanders, planners, aircrew, and ground personnel requiring aviation support. (4) This publication does not address all functions of...
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The Building Blocks; The Vertical Dimension; The Early Years; On-The- Job Training; The Continuum of War; The Break in the Continuum; The Maneuver Solution; The Defensive Solution; Force Multipliers; Intelligence; Deception; Science and Technology; The Building Blocks; The Horizontal Dimension; The Political Connection; The Psychological and Economic Connections; The Horizontal-Vertical Interface; Grand Strategy and the Search for Decisiveness; Conflict Termination. 'Churchill is the most...
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