Accession Number : ADA185077

Title :   Operation CHROMITE: Operational Art in a Limited War,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Mamaux, David H

PDF Url : ADA185077

Report Date : 19 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This monograph analyzes MacArthur's brilliant landing at Inchon, Korea, on 15 September 1950, in the light of lessons which can be gleaned for students of the operational level of war. CHROMITE had several unique aspects: it was executed against the advice of numerous amphibious warfare experts; it was the first major operation the U.S. undertook in the Nuclear Age; it was conducted with scarce resources in a secondary theater of war; and perhaps most important, CHROMITE was the first major operation conducted under the eyes of the (then) newly-created Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Emphasis is placed on the genius of MacArthur, the operational concepts he employed in formulating his plan, and his role as advocate for his plan against the opposition of the JCS.

Descriptors :   *LIMITED WARFARE, *AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, LAND WARFARE, ARMY PERSONNEL, KOREA

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE