Experiment Proves Value of Small Force with Heavy Firepower

Friedman, Norman
July 2002
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul2002, Vol. 128 Issue 7, p4
Conference Proceeding
Reports that the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force have conducted a Future Joint Force Experiment in the year 2001. Experiment's goal of assessing the effectiveness of using a small force that employs heavy firepower; Mission scenarios tried during the experiment; Lessons learned from the experiment and their applications for the U.S. military.


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