Accession Number : ADA328160

Title :   Conflict Termination: It's Not Just for Politicians Anymore.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Kerrick, David T.

PDF Url : ADA328160

Report Date : 19 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Numerous studies have been conducted and books written about the origins of, conduct of and termination of war. The vast majority of the writings concerning the origins and termination of warfare are focused primarily at the strategic level of war. At the operational and tactical level, the actual conduct of warfighting has also been extensively studied. What has been lacking is a thorough examination of war termination from the operational commander's viewpoint. As recently as 1990, U.S. Joint Publications made no mention of war termination considerations. This is beginning to change and is vitally needed, for it is the operational commander who translates strategy into tangible results once a conflict starts. A clear road map is needed to go from lofty strategic aims to concrete achievable objectives. The operational commander is the cartographer of that road map and must know what the final end state is, in order to develop a feasible plan on how to get there.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *MILITARY ART, CONFLICT, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY PLANNING, BATTLE MANAGEMENT, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE