Accession Number : ADA258395
Title : Assault Helicopter Contingency Operations: The Fine Line Between Peace and War
Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
Personal Author(s) : Mason, Bradley J
Report Date : 25 Nov 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 58
Abstract : This monograph analyzes the emphasis of assault helicopter doctrine and training programs on preparing units for conducting peacetime and crisis contingency operations in low intensity conflict. As fast and efficient transportation and logistical support assets, capable of operating in remote locations having little or no infrastructure, assault helicopter units are uniquely suited to assist with low intensity conflict operations. As a result, these operations have become a predominant mission focus for assault helicopter units, particularly since 1981, with the increased United States presence in Latin America. The monograph establishes the context of low intensity conflict by describing some of the potential dangers and peculiarities of conducting operations short of war. An examination of the the early abstract completed. years of United States involvement in Vietnam (1961-1963), provides an historical antecedent. The monograph then defines specialized doctrine and training required to operate safely and effectively in the low intensity environment, and the emphasis low intensity conflict receives in current Army aviation and assault helicopter doctrinal and training publications.
Descriptors : *HELICOPTERS , *ARMY AVIATION , *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , UNCERTAINTY , TRANSPORTATION , DEPLOYMENT , UNITED STATES , ENVIRONMENTS , LESSONS LEARNED , PEACETIME , TRAINING , ASSAULT , MISSIONS , OPERATION , BACKGROUND , CONFLICT , BATTLES , LATIN AMERICA , VIETNAM , HONDURAS
Subject Categories : Helicopters
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE