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
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