Accession Number : ADA194548

Title :   The Operational Level of War: A Primer.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Michael G

PDF Url : ADA194548

Report Date : 16 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The operational level of war and military campaigning are becoming central themes in the U.S. Army's doctrinal architecture. The parameters of the operational art and the fundamentals of campaign planning are increasingly subjects of intense military debate. Unfortunately, our focus upon battlefield techniques and military generation that has given little thought to these subjects. THis study provides a brief introduction to the operational level of war for students new to these discussions. The intent is to introduce the reader to a number of key operational terms, the role of operational level of war commander, and the fundamentals of campaign planning.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY TACTICS, BATTLEFIELDS, STUDENTS, WARFARE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE