Accession Number : ADA180763

Title :   The Culminating Point of Victory: An Illusion or Useful Concept for Today's Military Leader?

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Anderson,Tully J.

Report Date : 19 MAR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : The essay explores the theory and potential applications of the Culminating Point of Victory (CPV) in a simplified quantitative and qualitative model. Initially, there is a summary of Clausewitz' theory, an analysis of the logic of the theory followed by a systematic assessment of his theoretical concept using graphics to explain the concept within a mathematical construct, and relating the CPV concept to the rest of his theoretical paradigm. Then the mathematical construct is expanded using a simplified economic analysis equation. This leads to the conclusion that the concept is valid today; that the concept offers the opportunity to focus intellectual and intuitive effort in a useful way; that although the concept does not have predictive utility it is of great heuristic value in military planning, analysis, and in the professional education of military leaders.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, EDUCATION, EQUATIONS, HEURISTIC METHODS, LOGIC, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY PLANNING, MODELS, SIMPLIFICATION, THEORY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE