Accession Number : ADA312204

Title :   Applying Operational Art to Counterinsurgency Campaign Planning.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Lueking, Richard W.

PDF Url : ADA312204

Report Date : 14 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The challenge facing an JTF commander, on often more difficult and complex than conventional combat operations, is counterinsurgency planning and execution. His responsibility to plan and accomplish the strategic objective includes defeat or neutralization of any insurgency in his AOR. Counterinsurgency operations will complicate campaign planning and affect how the political, economic, cultural, and military objectives are approached and integrated. The commander must understand the tenets, conduct an accurate analysis, develop a competent plan, and build a tailored force to defeat the threat. All while coordinating with the diplomatic, economic, and social actions by the U.S. and the host country. The joint commander must plan for and be prepared to execute an effective counterinsurgency plan that applies the proper forces at the right time against the correct insurgency center of gravity. Achievement of the strategic objective and operational mission success hinge on it.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *COUNTERINSURGENCY, CENTER OF GRAVITY, WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, ECONOMICS, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, NEUTRALIZATION, ACCURACY, TIME, CONVENTIONAL WARFARE, PLANNING, MISSIONS, MILITARY PLANNING, CULTURE, HINGES, INSURGENCY.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE