Accession Number : ADA195758

Title :   Campaign Plan Formulation and the Deliberate Planning Process: Linking the Strategic and Operational Levels of War. Considerations and Implications for Strategic and Operational Level Planners,

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

Personal Author(s) : Rampy, Michael R

PDF Url : ADA195758

Report Date : 11 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The campaign planning process is the essential link between the strategic and operational levels of war. Since the final large unit operations of World War II, the American military has lost its expertise in campaign planning. The study examines the deliberate planning process of World War II and the contemporary Joint Operations Planning System (JOPS) in relation to campaign plan formulation. The study begins with the development of a theoretical construct to analyze the campaign planning process. The study then proceeds to analyze the strategic and operational deliberate planning process of World War II by tracing the formulation of the campaign plan to defeat the Japanese in the Pacific theater of war. The study progresses to an analysis of the contemporary JOPS and its ability to link the strategic and operational levels of war through the process of campaign planning. A comparison and contrasting of both deliberate planning mechanisms yields insights and conclusions that are applicable to the current status of campaign planning. (kr)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *MILITARY PLANNING, PACIFIC OCEAN, WARFARE, YIELD

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE