Accession Number : ADA192832

Title :   The Normandy Campaign: Firepower at the Operational Level,

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

Personal Author(s) : Richardson, Sterling R

PDF Url : ADA192832

Report Date : 15 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This monograph examines the current U.S. doctrine regarding the role of firepower at the operational level. It reviews the most recent doctrinal guidance on this element of combat power and the historical underpinnings of this doctrine in the works of twentieth century military theorists such as Liddell Hart, Fuller and Miksche. The effort is directed toward assessing the impact of firepower planned, resourced, and executed at the operational level; specifically the relationship between operational firepower and operational maneuver.

Descriptors :   *FIREPOWER, *ARMY OPERATIONS, *LAND WARFARE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MANEUVERS, POWER, FRANCE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE