Accession Number : ADA308513

Title :   Joint Operations and the Vicksburg Campaign, 1863

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Nagy, Dale A.

PDF Url : ADA308513

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : While the United States assumes the role of the world's only superpower, the armed forces are experiencing reductions in both funding and manpower. If the military is to effectively implement National Military Strategy, there must be unity of effort among the services. In an effort to learn from history, this study examines the Vicksburg campaign of 1863 to determine if it offers an example of effective joint operations. It argues that the eventual success of the Vicksburg campaign was the result of excellent relationships between the theater commanders, not insightful guidance from Washington or a shared perspective of how to win the war among the service secretaries.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *MILITARY STRATEGY, *LESSONS LEARNED, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, WARFARE, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, MANPOWER, SHARING, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE