IMPROVING THE SURVIVABILITY AND LETHALITY OF AN INFANTRY RIFLE SQUAD AGAINST A NEAR-PEER ENEMY IN THE YEAR 2020
Powell, Steven E.
Blanken, Leo J.
Borer, Douglas A.
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The U.S. military does not possess the technological superiority gap it once enjoyed in the past. Thus, the problem this paper will address is how to improve the combat effectiveness of the U.S. Army, asking whether it is properly organized and equipped to survive in a future near-peer conflict environment. Given that the infantry rifle squad is the basic building block of the Army, infantry squad organization is the focus of this study. This paper argues that given the characteristics of the near-future operating environment, future research must design a balanced and more robust infantry squad organization that can effectively operate within the electromagnetic spectrum. This cross-domain capability will be critical to the survivability and lethality of the infantry squads of the future.
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