Accession Number : ADA297832

Title :   Midway: A Case Study the Role of Major Operations in Maritime Campaigns.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Matheny, Michael R.

PDF Url : ADA297832

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : As demonstrated in the Battle of Midway, major operations are characterized by large scope, a high level of command and planning, short duration and operational or strategic purpose. Offensive major operations may be used to extend operational reach or attack the enemy center of gravity, or achieve command of the air, sea, or littoral areas. Operational commanders must sequence, prioritize, and support major operations with theater functional systems such as operational fires, intelligence and reconnaissance.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, MILITARY DOCTRINE, AIR, SHORT RANGE(TIME), CASE STUDIES, PLANNING, ENEMY, STRATEGIC WARFARE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, RECONNAISSANCE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE