Accession Number : ADA311794

Title :   Japanese Operational Art in the Russo-Japanese War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Holmes, Paul S.

PDF Url : ADA311794

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The Russo-Japanese War offers unique opportunity to evaluate a campaign in which the less powerful country was able to overcome its stronger adversary. The Japanese campaign provides numerous clear examples of the application of the fundamentals of operational design. Taking advantage of its geographic position, and through the execution of a well conceived military and political campaign, that included predetermined and limited military objectives, the Japanese were able to attain an advantage across the area of operations resulting in a favorable negotiated peace. The Japanese were able to achieve their success, despite the Russians initial superiority on land and at sea, and despite the Russian's original objective of total defeat and occupation of Japan.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY, *LESSONS LEARNED, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *JAPAN, *MILITARY CAPABILITIES, *RUSSIA, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MOBILITY, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, MILITARY STRATEGY, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), LETHALITY, LOSSES, STRATEGIC WARFARE, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), RECONNAISSANCE, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, MILITARY ART.

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE