The Resource A framework for precision conventional strike in post-Cold War military strategy, John Birkler ... [et al.]

A framework for precision conventional strike in post-Cold War military strategy, John Birkler ... [et al.]

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A framework for precision conventional strike in post-Cold War military strategy
Title
A framework for precision conventional strike in post-Cold War military strategy
Statement of responsibility
John Birkler ... [et al.]
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Precision conventional strike (PCS) is the practice of attacking selected targets with sufficient accuracy for high probability of kill and low collateral damage. Today's PCS weapons were developed for the primary purpose of fighting a major war against the Soviet Union. What value do they have in future military strategies? The answer to this question will help to shape the roles of these weapons in future U.S. military campaigns and will have a bearing on whether some campaigns may even be undertaken. This report identifies key objectives to which PCS weapons may contribute, assesses the applicability of currently available and programmed PCS weapons across four scenarios, and suggests priorities for future acquisition and development of PCS weapons. Existing weapons provide fairly robust capabilities against soft and semihardened fixed structures, stationary mobile targets, and some targets moving with predictable direction and speed. However, their effectiveness may be limited by weather, by availability of intelligence on targets and on routes to targets, and by enemy countermeasures such as navigation signal jamming; and, where terminal air defenses have not been suppressed and air superiority has not been established, existing weapons cannot be effectively delivered against hardened targets and armor unless stealth aircraft are employed. As a result of these limitations, PCS weapons today cannot always make major contributions to achieving campaign objectives as diverse as suppressing war-supporting infrastructure and halting invading armies. The authors drew the following two inferences about investment of system development and acquisition dollars: (1) Over the near term, system development dollars should be directed toward alleviating the limitations of weather, intelligence support, and jamming; (2) progress on new antitank weapons should be carefully monitored, because such weapons could contribute mightily to the campaign objective of halting advancing armies, and sufficient numbers should be procured as a matter of high priority
Cataloging source
CstmoR
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UF513
LC item number
.F73 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1944-
  • 1943-
  • 1948-
  • 1915-
  • 1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Birkler, J. L.
  • Hura, Myron
  • Shlapak, David A.
  • Frelinger, Dave.
  • McLeod, Gary
  • Kent, Glenn A.
  • Matsumura, John.
  • Chiesa, James
  • Davis, Bruce.
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Precision guided munitions
  • World politics
Label
A framework for precision conventional strike in post-Cold War military strategy, John Birkler ... [et al.]
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR743/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 81)
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  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- The Role of Precision Strike in Future Campaign Strategy -- Evolution in Technology and Operations: Potential and Limits -- A Different Approach to System Acquisition
  • Appendix A:
  • Campaign Objectives, Operational Objectives, and Tasks
  • Appendix B:
  • Intelligence Support and Mission-Planning Requirements for Precision Conventional Strike
  • Appendix C:
  • Supplement on New Technologies and Concepts of Operation
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833023865
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96019537
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a385826
  • (RAND)rnd000000000092966
Label
A framework for precision conventional strike in post-Cold War military strategy, John Birkler ... [et al.]
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR743/
Publication
Note
"RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 81)
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction -- The Role of Precision Strike in Future Campaign Strategy -- Evolution in Technology and Operations: Potential and Limits -- A Different Approach to System Acquisition
  • Appendix A:
  • Campaign Objectives, Operational Objectives, and Tasks
  • Appendix B:
  • Intelligence Support and Mission-Planning Requirements for Precision Conventional Strike
  • Appendix C:
  • Supplement on New Technologies and Concepts of Operation
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833023865
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96019537
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a385826
  • (RAND)rnd000000000092966

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