Accession Number : ADA264392


Title :   The Operational Planner and War Termination


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Sullivan, Ricki L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264392.pdf


Report Date : 22 Feb 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 57


Abstract : War termination has usually fallen victim to neglect in military planning arenas due to its complexity, difficulty, and uncertainty throughout the course of a war. Too often our political leaders, being unfamiliar with military operations, have allowed military objectives to become the sole emphasis for fighting a war, while the political component of war lies unattended. As a result, our military strategies have become an end unto themselves, often circumventing our national strategy and reducing our campaigns and battles to a series of unrelated, meaningless events. To reverse this trend, military and political leaders must become more knowledgeable in the meaning, importance, and planning of war termination from the national through the operational levels of war.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *STOPPING , *MILITARY PLANNING , UNCERTAINTY , BATTLES , MILITARY STRATEGY , MILITARY DOCTRINE


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE