Accession Number : ADA331137

Title :   Defining Joint Vision 2010's Dominant Maneuver.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Hall, W. R.

PDF Url : ADA331137

Report Date : 22 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : The monograph analyzes maneuver and proposes these questions. What is maneuver? What is maneuver, in the Joint Vision (JV) 2010 sense, and what makes it dominant? To answer these questions, the monograph studies three stages in the evolution of warfare. The study shows that the objective of maneuver is to gain a decisive advantage in time and space. Critical elements that shape maneuver include command and control, equipment, and logistics. However, technology is not the whole answer. Militaries apply technological advances through innovative doctrinal and organizational approaches to gain a decisive advantage. Significant changes in doctrine and organization occur only when a military recognizes and responds to changes in the relevant military operational environment. These include changes in national policy, technology, and methods of warfare. The monograph then analyzes changes in the current environment. This demonstrates that the objective of maneuver remains constant. However, maneuver becomes decisive when a joint force commander orchestrates simultaneous and successive precision operations with small, tailored organizations and achieves operational objectives. if in these operations the commander can achieve the maximum or near maximum capability of his forces and negate that of his opponent's, then he can execute a dominant maneuver.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MANEUVERS, *VISION, *LOGISTICS PLANNING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), WARFARE, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, PRECISION, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), SYNCHRONISM, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE