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The Resource In the middle of the fight : an assessment of medium-armored forces in past military operations, David E. Johnson, Adam Grissom, Olga Oliker

In the middle of the fight : an assessment of medium-armored forces in past military operations, David E. Johnson, Adam Grissom, Olga Oliker

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In the middle of the fight : an assessment of medium-armored forces in past military operations
Title
In the middle of the fight
Title remainder
an assessment of medium-armored forces in past military operations
Statement of responsibility
David E. Johnson, Adam Grissom, Olga Oliker
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Language
eng
Summary
  • An analysis of the performance of medium-armored forces across the range of military operations since World War I yields insights with significant implications for U.S. Army decisions about fielding these units in the future. The authors find that medium-armored forces fare poorly against competent, heavily armored opponents, and that the Stryker and Future Combat Systems will not fill the void created by the retirement of the M551 Sheridan
  • "This monograph presents a qualitative assessment of the performance of medium-armored forces in 13 past conflicts that span the range of military operations. The accompanying analysis is designed to help inform U.S. Army decisions about fielding medium-armored forces in the future. The case histories yielded three major insights. First, medium armored forces fare poorly against competent, heavily armored opponents. This finding will prove relevant to the U.S. Army's medium-armored forces if their survivability and lethality do not live up to expectations or cannot be fully realized in battlefield conditions. Second, doctrinal and organizational steps can, in certain circumstances, mitigate medium armor's liabilities. These steps include the implementation of high-quality combined-arms tactics down to the lowest echelons, the effective application of supporting firepower, and training for crews and junior leaders. Finally, the U.S. Army has lacked a forced-entry armor capability since the retirement of the M551 Sheridan. Neither the Stryker vehicle nor the Future Combat Systems (as currently envisioned) can fill that critical void. The authors conclude that it would be prudent for the U.S. Army to maintain a mix of heavy, medium-armored, and light forces that can be task organized and employed in conditions that best match their attributes. Medium-armored forces have much to offer in such a mix."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1950-
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Johnson, David E.
Dewey number
358/.18
Index
index present
LC call number
UA30
LC item number
.J62 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Grissom, Adam
  • Oliker, Olga
  • United States
Series statement
Rand Corporation monograph series
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  • United States
  • United States
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In the middle of the fight : an assessment of medium-armored forces in past military operations, David E. Johnson, Adam Grissom, Olga Oliker
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Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
  • "MG-709-A"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-296) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Medium-armored forces in operations at the high end of the range of military operations -- Medium-armed forces in the center of the range of military operations -- Medium-armored forces in operations at the lower end of the range of military operations -- Conclusions
Control code
233030336
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780833044136
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)233030336
Label
In the middle of the fight : an assessment of medium-armored forces in past military operations, David E. Johnson, Adam Grissom, Olga Oliker
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
  • "MG-709-A"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Medium-armored forces in operations at the high end of the range of military operations -- Medium-armed forces in the center of the range of military operations -- Medium-armored forces in operations at the lower end of the range of military operations -- Conclusions
Control code
233030336
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxvii, 307 pages
Isbn
9780833044136
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008029010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)233030336

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