Operational Art and Sustainment of US Campaigns to Seize the Philippines and Okinawa in 1944-1945
Technical Report,01 Jun 2017,31 May 2018
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States
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This monograph discusses sustainments relationship to successful campaign planning and execution. US campaigns for the Philippines and Okinawa during World War II represented the largest campaign in the Pacific and largest amphibious assault of the war. These undertakings required robust and detailed planning and execution of sustainment to achieve campaign objectives. Operational arts elements of basing, tempo, operational reach, and risk are present in the planning and execution of both campaigns. This study analyzes the relationship between sustainment and these elements to provide the military practitioner with additional understanding in campaign planning.
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