Accession Number : ADA215993

Title :   Gettysburg: A Case Study in Strategy Decision Making.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Aiken, Richard B.

Report Date : APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : This paper is an historical analysis of how General Lee determined the requirement for an offensive strategy resulting in the Battle of Gettysburg. Chapter one introduces Colonel Drew's Strategy Process Model and uses the model to explain the Confederacy's situation in the spring of 1863. Chapter two describes the military balance of power which dictated, in Lee's mind, the need to invade Pennsylvania. Chapter three reviews the external factors that supported Lee's decision to invade. Chapter four looks at other external factors Lee failed to consider. (rrh)

Descriptors :   *BALANCE OF POWER, *DECISION MAKING, *HISTORY, *MODELS, *STRATEGY, EXTERNAL, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, PENNSYLVANIA.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE