Accession Number:

ADA170249

Title:

Origins of the Corps and Operational Art,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-21

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Since 1976 the US Army has been embarked upon a doctrinal renaissance. The thrust of that renaissance has been to shift our warfighting doctrine from one based on defense, firepower, and attrition to one based on offense and maneuver. Two central aspects have been a concentration on large unit operations, beginning with the corps, and the reintroduction of the operational level of war. Originating in Napoleonic times both concepts were employed first in this country during the American Civil War. Since that time there has been a close link between the corps and the operational art in the US military experience. An examination of that link will lead to a better understanding of current Army doctrine. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE