Accession Number : ADA146423


Title :   The Cultural Antecedents of U.S. Military Planning


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Miller, Jeanne M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a146423.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 166


Abstract : The American military planning system is examined to determine what concepts, habits, skills, arts, instruments, and institutions of the U.S. national culture are relevant to the development of military plans and policy. A supporting line of inquiry examines the juxtaposition of the history of military planning with the American value system, and explores the evolution of the American planning system through the years. A review of recent styles of strategic thought from over-reliance on quantitative methods to a more balanced approach is conducted.


Descriptors :   *CULTURE , *FOREIGN POLICY , *MILITARY PLANNING , HABITS , HISTORY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , MILITARY STRATEGY , THESES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , VALUE


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE