is comprised of the U.S. Army's Operations Concept and
its four basic
and ground systems.
It recognizes the growing importance of the vertical
dimension of the contemporary battlefield.
AirLand Battle doctrine is the result of an evolutionary process.
Battle evolved due to:
Perceived shortcomings of the 1976 doctrine.
To win - not just avert defeat.
Changing nature of the battlefield.
To fight in depth.
Operations, 1986. It is the doctrine of what the U.S. Army must do to win
campaigns and battles in contemporary warfare.