Accession Number : ADA180478

Title :   An Approach to Campaign Planning.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Burdett,John C.

Report Date : 23 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Military writing, thinking, and training in the 1980's has centered around defining operational art, understanding operations art, and learning to fight at the operational level of war. The campaign plan has frequently been mentioned as the document or vehicle that could or should be used to direct operations in a theater of war. Currently, however, all Services have their own ideas about developing and whether or not to even use campaign plans. This essay is designed to demonstrate the need for campaign planning and to describe a technique for developing a campaign plan that will ensure that all assets in the theater are used efficiently without duplication of effort. This unity of effort must be achieved if operational commanders are going to employ forces to accomplish strategic objectives in a given theater of war.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, LEARNING, MILITARY COMMANDERS, WARFARE, WRITING, MILITARY STRATEGY, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, OPERATIONAL READINESS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY TRAINING

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE