Accession Number:

ADA193975

Title:

The Operational Level of War: After the Smoke Clears

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

At the conclusion of World War II the United States, in consonance with Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union, embarked on the greatest military government operation of all time -- the occupation or liberation of territory previously controlled by the Axis powers. Todays economic, political and military position of Germany and Japan attest to the effectiveness of post war reconstruction executed in large measure by well prepared civil affairs plans, organizations and trained personnel. This study will attempt to deal with the preparedness of todays senior officer to cope with Civil AffairsMilitary Government CAMG across the full spectrum of conflict. Using the experience of WW II as a foundation, this effort will address doctrinal requirements imposed on the ground commander the jurisdictional debate over StateDefense Department issues and CAMG training, organization and planning then and now. It will not draw any conclusions nor make any recommendations. I leave that to the reader, who I hope is a student of war at the operational level. Hopefully, he will see that operational art extends well beyond battles, campaigns and the defeat of belligerent armies.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE