An Approach to Campaign Planning.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Military writing, thinking, and training in the 1980s has centered around defining operational art, understanding operations art, and learning to fight at the operational level of war. The campaign plan has frequently been mentioned as the document or vehicle that could or should be used to direct operations in a theater of war. Currently, however, all Services have their own ideas about developing and whether or not to even use campaign plans. This essay is designed to demonstrate the need for campaign planning and to describe a technique for developing a campaign plan that will ensure that all assets in the theater are used efficiently without duplication of effort. This unity of effort must be achieved if operational commanders are going to employ forces to accomplish strategic objectives in a given theater of war.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics