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Russian Fires Capability Gap: A United States North Atlantic Treaty Organization Coalition Answer   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Thesis Abstract: "After 17 years of conducting counter-terrorism operations, the U.S. and its NATO partners have divested and reduced their ability to support maneuver operations with effective and lethal field artillery in Large Scale Combat Operations (LSCO). While we have focused on the Global War on Terrorism, our adversaries have continued to invest in and develop sophisticated fires and Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) capabilities. This thesis examines U.S., NATO, and Russian ground-based indirect fires by analyzing current doctrine, organizations, and material in the fires warfighting function. To further define the problem, this thesis analyzes current U.S. Army, U.S. joint, multinational, and Russian doctrine, as well as, periodical journals, academic works, and open-source published articles. To address the problem, this thesis identifies current capabilities and interoperability gaps, impediments to effective joint-multnational fires employment, the importance of combining capabilities, and provides recommendations to improve U.S.-NATO fires capability."

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2019-06-14
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