The Science and Art of Operational Maneuver in Post CFE-EUROPE
Monograph rept. AY 1989-1990
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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U.S. Army doctrine considers operational maneuver essential to fighting outnumbered and winning. With an even smaller force in the future, operational maneuver will be more important to the Armys success. Because of this, understanding of all elements contributing to successful operational maneuver is essential. The Army has already been working hard to improve its capability to conduct operational maneuver successfully. However, most of this effort has focused on the science of operational maneuver concerned with tangible factors influencing a given forces speed. While maximizing an operational forces speed is important, science alone does not ensure a superior operational maneuver capability. Numerous intangible art factors must also be applied to achieve this. Elements of science and art, in varying degrees relative to each situation, always exist within operational maneuver to ensure its success.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics