Accession Number:

ADA170930

Title:

Operational Art and the Jena Campaign.

Descriptive Note:

Study project rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-03-27

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

A topic of great interest in the US Army today is the concept of the Operational Level of war or Operational Art, as it is sometimes called. Napoleon demonstrated a great appreciation for the Operational Art and his campaigns serve as excellent studies for us today. It is through such a study that commanders can increase their knowledge and better apply the Art aspect of the Profession of Arms. The Jena Campaign is one in which Napoleon defeated, in detail, a superior force through application of the Operational Art and an understanding of Clausewitzs Center of Gravity.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE