Accession Number : ADA185492

Title :   Sequencing Operations: The Critical Path of Operational Art,

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

Personal Author(s) : Goehring, Russell J

PDF Url : ADA185492

Report Date : 01 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : This monograph investigates that portion of operational art known as sequencing operations . The purpose of sequencing operations is to determine when, where, how, and for what purpose the available military means will be employed within a theatre of operations to achieve the stated campaign objective. The concept of sequencing operations involves the employment of forces by anticipating their effects and ordering them in time and space to produce conditions that contribute to Operational success. This study approaches this investigation from both a theoretical and historical perspective. The works of Tukhachevsky, supplemented by appropriate elements of Clausewitz and Jomini are analyzed to derive theoretical concepts related to the sequencing of operations. Manstein's 1942-43 winter campaign in Russia is used as a case study of a model campaign. The theoretical concepts and Manstein's experiences are then synthesized to postulate an Operational framework for sequencing defensive operations. Within the context of this framework, considerations for sequencing operations by sequential and simultaneous tactical operations are discussed. While the discussion of the framework centers on the NATO environment, a brief analysis of its application to a low intensity conflict scenario is presented in an appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, CONFLICT, CRITICAL PATH METHODS, LIMITED WARFARE, NATO, SCENARIOS, TACTICAL WARFARE, USSR, SEQUENCES, CASE STUDIES, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE