Accession Number : ADA289078

Title :   The Mind is the Key: Preparing Tactical Leaders for Operations Other Than War.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dixon, Richard J.

PDF Url : ADA289078

Report Date : 17 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : This monograph examines whether Army institutions provide tactical leaders a frame of reference which adequately encompasses operations other than war(OOTW). It begins by analyzing the nature of OOTW's environment- focusing on the object, aim, ways, and means. Applying Clausewitz's theory of war, this section uses the dialectic method as the basis for developing insights into the nature of OOTW. The synthesis from the dialectic forms the evaluation criteria used in subsequent sections. The monograph then uses the evaluation criteria in conducting a critical analysis of two case studies; the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, and Operation Restore Hope. This study does not provide a detailed description of each case study. Instead, the analysis illustrates the planning and decisions required for these operations as related to the evaluation criteria.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *ARMY TRAINING, *MILITARY TACTICS, WARFARE, ENVIRONMENTS, DECISION MAKING, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SYNTHESIS, THEORY, CASE STUDIES, FOCUSING, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, ARMY PLANNING, UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE