Accession Number : ADA266598


Title :   The 100-Hour War with Iraq: Could It have Been Longer? A Clausewitzian Analysis of the Culminating Point of Victory


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Zazworsky, Daniel S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266598.pdf


Report Date : 17 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : The question of whether or not the Gulf War with Iraq could have been significantly prolonged to topple Saddam Hussein and/or destroy his war-making capability without exceeding the culminating point of victory is addressed utilizing Carl Von Clausewitz's writings in On War as a framework for analysis. Factors that affect the relative combat strength of two warring factions other than firepower (i.e., political alignments, logistics and will), are analyzed in order to provide future operational commanders insight into those factors that also affect the relative strength between his and the enemy's forces. The analysis deals strictly with determining if or when the culminating point of victory would have been exceeded given the new and greater political objectives. It does not attempt to determine whether or not the political objectives should have been changed.... War with Iraq: Clauseqitzian analysis of culminating point of victory.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *WARFARE , *LOGISTICS , IRAQ , ALIGNMENT , WRITING , FIREPOWER


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE