Accession Number : ADA308970

Title :   Campaign Plan Failure: An Analysis of the Peninsula Campaign of 1862 and Its Implications to Current Joint Doctrine.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Sweeney, Patrick C.

PDF Url : ADA308970

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The Peninsula Campaign of 1862 during the American Civil War provides an excellent case study for many facets of current U.S. joint planning doctrine. This examination explores the reasons behind the Union campaign plan failure, using aspects of today's joint doctrine that was relevant during the Civil War. The study focuses on flaws in the application of the concept of center of gravity and the failure to incorporate unity of effort into the planning process. The analysis concludes with a connection to current relevancy.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), CENTER OF GRAVITY, WARFARE, FAILURE, CASE STUDIES, PENINSULAS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE