Accession Number : ADA293701

Title :   Maneuver Warfare in a Joint Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Foldberg, J. D.

PDF Url : ADA293701

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The Naval Service and the Army both use maneuver warfare as their doctrine. However, by looking at three terms--Center of Gravity, Critical Vulnerability, and Synchronization---which are instrumental to their respective versions of maneuver warfare, it can be seen that there are some major differences in the way maneuver warfare is viewed. These differences are highlighted when we view how each Service applies its version of maneuver warfare on the battlefield. An historical example demonstrates the disparity between the Services. What is critical and must be addressed is that when the Services operate in a Joint environment these differences can have, and have had, a detrimental effect. The seemingly simple answer is to have all Services operate using one doctrine published by the JCS. However, that runs counter to the U.S. military organization, the way it is organized to train and fight in satisfaction of the roles, functions, and missions assigned to each service. Another answer would be for increased emphasis on Joint Training at the operational and tactical level. This would allow each service to come to a better understanding of how the other Service fights (techniques and procedures) and thinks about fighting (philosophy).

Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, ENVIRONMENTS, BATTLEFIELDS, NAVY, VULNERABILITY, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, NAVAL OPERATIONS, MANEUVERS, MILITARY TRAINING, ARMY OPERATIONS, PHILOSOPHY, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE