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Modern Military Forces notes
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Modern Military Forces notes
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Modern Military Forces notes
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Modern Military Forces notes
Modern Military Forces notes
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Modern Military Forces notes
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Modern Military Forces notes
Modern Military Forces notes
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Modern Military Forces notes
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Notes for our War and Peace class about modern military forces

Notes for our War and Peace class about modern military forces

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  • 1. Types of Units<br />Regular<br />Standardized Organization and training (more or less)<br />Paid<br />Irregular<br />Guerrillas<br />No standardization<br />Fight with whatever they have<br />
  • 2. Regular Units<br />
  • 3. Irregular Units<br />
  • 4. Active / Reserve Units<br />Active<br />Full time<br />Tend to be younger<br />May be conscripts (drafted) or professional (volunteer)<br />Reserve<br />Part time<br />Tend to be older<br />Tend to have “hand me down” equipment<br />Often former Active members<br />Usually organized by geographical locations<br />Helps maintain cohesion and esprit<br />
  • 5. Capabilities of Units<br />Elite<br />Standard / Regular<br />Poor<br />Deals with the morale or spirit of a unit.<br />Morale is a relative thing<br />Impacted by situation, training, age, supplies, unit history etc.<br />One nation’s “Elite” may be another nation’s “Poor”<br />
  • 6. 1<br />2<br />So Which Picture Shows the Elite Force?<br />4<br />3<br />
  • 7. Types of Modern Units<br /><ul><li>Sea Forces
  • 8. Aircraft Carrier Groups
  • 9. Submarines
  • 10. Attack
  • 11. Ballistic Missile
  • 12. Amphibious
  • 13. Marine
  • 14. Special Ops</li></ul>Land Forces<br />Armored<br />Infantry<br />Special Ops<br />Marine<br />
  • 15. Air Forces<br />Fighters<br />Bombers<br />Tactical<br />Strategic<br />Reconnaissance<br />Transportation<br />Missile<br />Nuclear<br />Conventional<br />Space?<br />Unmanned?<br />
  • 16. Land Forces<br />Armored Division<br /><ul><li>Tanks – and plenty of them
  • 17. Big guns
  • 18. Heavy armor
  • 19. Mobility
  • 20. Good in open territory
  • 21. Not as good in close in terrain
  • 22. Cities
  • 23. Woods
  • 24. Mountains
  • 25. Vulnerable w/o infantry support</li></li></ul><li>
  • 26. Divisin’ Artillery? I got a target ferya’ but yergonna have to be patient<br />
  • 27. The Infantry<br /><ul><li>Riflemen who fight onthe ground
  • 28. Do most of the fighting
  • 29. Do most of the dieing
  • 30. Come in a variety of types</li></ul>I need a couple o’ guys that don’t owe me no money for a little routine patrol<br />
  • 31. Types of Infantry<br />Light Infantry – <br />Motorized Infantry <br />Mechanized Infantry<br />Airborne Infantry<br />Air Assault / Air Mobile Infantry<br />Special Infantry<br />Special Forces<br />Ranger / Commando<br />
  • 32. Light Infantry<br /><ul><li>Walk into battle
  • 33. Carry all their gear on their backs
  • 34. Few vehicles
  • 35. Easily transportable
  • 36. Very immobile once on the ground
  • 37. Plenty of “Boots on the Ground” strength.</li></ul>Missions: Use when you need a lot of troops.<br />Woods, mountains, cities etc<br />
  • 38. There is nothing “light” about light infantry<br />
  • 39. Mechanized Infantry <br />Infantry that ride into battle in armored vehicles<br />Mission: Support the Tanks<br />
  • 40. Mech Infantry – help tanks lead an armored breakthrough<br />
  • 41. Motorized Infantry<br /><ul><li>Generally uses Wheeled vehicles
  • 42. Trucks or Wheeled armored vehicles
  • 43. More transportable than tanks and Mech Inf. But less powerful
  • 44. More tactically mobile and powerful than light infantry, but not as easy to move
  • 45. Great for peacekeeping forces
  • 46. Good for screening flanks</li></li></ul><li>Airborne<br /><ul><li>Strategically Mobile
  • 47. Parachute into battle
  • 48. Tactically Slow
  • 49. Once on the ground – must walk
  • 50. Lightly armed
  • 51. If you cantfit it out the door, you cant bring it
  • 52. * US and Russia have perfected the art of dropping light tanks by parachute
  • 53. Typical Mission:
  • 54. Go anywhere fast
  • 55. Seize and hold vital terrain
  • 56. Bridges, river crossings
  • 57. Spearhead invasions</li></li></ul><li>Air Assault / Air Mobile<br /><ul><li>Carried in helicopters
  • 58. VERY mobile
  • 59. BUT – once on the ground, they walk
  • 60. Missions:
  • 61. Fighting guerrilla wars (take advantage of mobility)
  • 62. Seize key terrain
  • 63. Lead invasions</li></li></ul><li>Ranger / Commando<br /><ul><li>Elite light infantry
  • 64. Shock Troops
  • 65. Often Airborne / Air Assault as well
  • 66. Hard hitting, VERY aggressive
  • 67. Same problems of all Light infantry: few transportation assets
  • 68. Missions:
  • 69. Seize airfields
  • 70. Raids
  • 71. Lead invasions
  • 72. Do the jobs that nobody else can do</li></li></ul><li>Typical Ranger Objectives<br />Point du Hoc, Normandy<br />D-Day objective<br />Need to grab an airfield?<br />Call the Rangers<br />
  • 73. Special Forces<br /><ul><li>Irregular fighters
  • 74. The most elite in the military
  • 75. Often serve as advisors to other armies
  • 76. Help allies train their armies
  • 77. Recruit people to fight our enemies
  • 78. The real “THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX” soldiers</li></li></ul><li>Delta Force / SAS / GSG-9<br /><ul><li>Special Anti-terrorism units
  • 79. Specialized in Hostage Rescue
  • 80. D-Force is so secret – it has never been officially acknowledged by the US government </li></ul>London, 1980 raid<br />
  • 81. Naval Forces<br />Ships and stuff that goes on the oceans<br />
  • 82. Navy Carrier Battle Group<br />Mission: Control the Seas<br /><ul><li>Only US uses large “Super Carriers”
  • 83. Other nations use smaller “Baby Carriers”</li></ul>US Super carrier<br />Battle group may cover hundreds of square miles<br />British Baby Carrier<br />
  • 84. Submarines: two types<br />Attack Submarines<br /><ul><li>Sink enemy ships navy or merchant
  • 85. Deny enemy freedom of the seas
  • 86. Protect carriers from enemy subs
  • 87. Launch missiles at ships or land targets
  • 88. Hunt down and destroy enemy Ballistic Missile Submarines</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Ballistic Missile Submarines
  • 89. Carry Nuclear Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs)
  • 90. Capable of destroying ANYTHING and EVERYTHING.
  • 91. Mission
  • 92. 1 Deterrence
  • 93. Stay undetected
  • 94. The enemy never knows where you are.
  • 95. If they cant find you, they cant kill you.
  • 96. 2 Nuclear Response
  • 97. Even if enemy hits your homeland, the subs are still available – to launch retaliatory strike</li></li></ul><li>Marines<br /><ul><li>The Navy’s Infantry
  • 98. Special Assault Troops
  • 99. -Specialize in Amphibious Assaults
  • 100. Seize beaches, ports, small islands</li></li></ul><li>Navy SEALS<br /><ul><li>Naval Special Forces Units
  • 101. Small units.
  • 102. Can go by SEa, Air or Land</li></ul>Missions: <br /><ul><li>Recon Beaches before landings
  • 103. Ensure beaches can support landing vehicles
  • 104. Blow up beach obstacles
  • 105. Raid Coastal Areas
  • 106. Secure Ocean Oil platforms, Merchant Ships, etc
  • 107. Blow up enemy naval port facilities
  • 108. Rescue Hostages on Ships</li></li></ul><li>Air Force Units<br />Strategic Bombers<br />Destroy large targets<br /> cities, large formations of troops<br />Drop nukes<br />B2 Stealth Bomber<br />B1 Bomber<br />B-52 Bomber<br />“When it absolutely, positively HAS to be destroyed overnight”<br />
  • 109. Conventional Bombing Attack Results<br />
  • 110.
  • 111.
  • 112. Tactical Fighter / Bombers<br />Destroy “point” target - bridges small targets etc<br />Fighters -Fight off enemy planes<br />Protect airspace<br />Fastest planes on earth<br />Fighter breaking the sound barrier<br />
  • 113. <ul><li>Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • 114. Take Photos to help planning
  • 115. High or low level methods</li></li></ul><li>Transport Aircraft<br />Haul Stuff<br />Haul People<br />Drop Stuff<br />Drop People<br />
  • 116. Missiles<br />Nuclear or Conventional<br /> ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile)<br /> Very Long Range Nuclear Missiles<br /> “City Busters”<br />Once launched – there is no turning back<br />If these ever fly – game over.<br />
  • 117. <ul><li>Space:
  • 118. Satellites can take recon photos
  • 119. Spy on enemies
  • 120. Provide GPS
  • 121. keep track of where you are
  • 122. Communication
  • 123. talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime</li>

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