Accession Number : ADA186231


Title :   U.S. Army Doctrine Far-Sighted Vision or Transient Fad?


Descriptive Note : Mono.


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Mills, John A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA186231


Report Date : 04 May 1987


Pagination or Media Count : 60


Abstract : This monograph examines the value of doctrine and compares various approaches to doctrinal development. The paper is based on the premise that US Army doctrine changes so rapidly that there is no common understanding of our basic doctrine. The thesis of the paper is that through an examination of current and historical cases, the common factors of successful development and use of doctrine can be identified. The objectives of the paper is to identify success factors that can be used in subsequent modification of the US Army system for doctrinal development that balances between adjustments too frequent to be absorbed and too slow to meet the demands of the changes in the environment.


Descriptors :   *ARMY , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , ARMY OPERATIONS , DOCTRINE , GERMANY(EAST AND WEST) , HISTORY , PAPER , UNITED STATES , USSR


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE