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2014 CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION ROADMAP  

Climate change will effect the department of defence's ability to defend the Nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. National Security. The department is responding to climate change in two ...Read more >

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THE BEAR WENT THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN : RUSSIA APPRAISES ITS FIVE DAY WAR IN SOUTH OSSETIA  

The August 2008 Russian-Georgia conflict was the first Russian full-scale use of force against a former member of the Soviet Union. This paper looks at the August conflict solely from the vantage point of the Russian press, in particular the views of military officers or military ...Read more >

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MOUNTAIN COMBAT : HARD TO MOVE, HARD TO SHOOT EVEN HARDER TO COMMUNICATE  

Communicating in mountains is a challenge since there are few ideal spots for communication. FM radios, which are line of sight systems, frequently cannot communicate because their signals are absorbed by terrain folds and features. If all the force is on the same side of the mountain and the mountain forms a bowl, FM communications are usually possible. However, radios located on the same side of the mountain at different altitudes have difficulty communicating because of intervening terrain ...Read more >

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BACK TO THE BASICS : FOOT AND HOOF MOBILTY IN THE MOUNTAINS  

India needs to be prepared for mountain warfare. Some excellent commentaries emphasize capacity building for better fire power including appropriate precision guided munitions, communications, heliborne operations, and ...Read more >

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SUMMER SURVIVAL COURSE HANDBOOK  

180 Pages
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MOVING ARTILLERY FORWARD : A CONCEPT FOR THE FIGHT IN AFGHANISTAN  

The United States Army is no stranger to mountainous and high-altitude war fighting. American history contains many instances of successfully executed mountain conflicts. Central to this success was the movement and use of artillery in direct support of those ...Read more >

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MOUNTAIN WARFARE : THE NEED FOR SPECIALIZED TRAINING  

MOUNTAIN WARFARE is specialized combat with unique characteristics. Military leaders and soldiers need training and experience to understand the peculiarities of mountainous environments and how they affect ...Read more >

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MOUNTAIN WARFARE : THE RUSSIAN PERSPECTIVE  

This paper summarizes their recent literature and presents the contemporary Russian view of this type of warfare based on perspectives gained in Afghanistan and elsewhere. The primary theme focuses on the current thinking of an army with recent experience in this complicated type of combat and delineates its principal conclusions for use by U.S. experts as a basis of comparison with our own mountain techniques for force-on-force ...Read more >

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MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS  

The US Army has a global area of responsibility and deploys to accomplish missions in both violent and nonviolent environments. The contemporary strategic environment and the scope of US commitment dictate that the US Army be prepared for a wide range of contingencies anywhere in the world, from the deserts of southwest Asia and the jungles of South America and southeast Asia to the Korean Peninsula and central and northern ...Read more >

140 Pages
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MILITARY MOUNTAINEERING  

328 Pages
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INFANTRY SMALL-UNIT MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS  

Combat in mountainous areas presents units with complicated and ever-shifting hazards, difficulties, opportunities and risks. Mountain combat calls for extreme physical fitness, mental toughness, endurance and the utmost in tactical and technical proficiency on the part of all ...Read more >

118 Pages
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MOUNTAIN WARFARE AND OTHER LOFTY PROBLEMS  

Mountains restrict effective bombing and strafing by jet aircraft. It is difficult for them to pick out targets that are camouflaged or concealed by natural cover. Weather, deep shadows and the environment also restrict pilots vision. There are few approach routes and most of those are along valleys, which are covered by air defense and infantry forces using massed fire. Climate and terrain restrict jet aircraft from diving freely or flying low enough to engage targets effectively. Still, ...Read more >

225 Pages
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