No Guts No Glory - Operational Risk Taking: Gaining and Maintaining the Tempo
Monograph rept. AY89/90
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph examines risk and tempo as components of warfighting which are inextricably linked and dependent upon a commander who is capable of assessing and accepting risk. The study analyzes three operational maneuvers Marne, Anzio, Inchon and examines the operational commanders ability to accept risk in order to seize and maintain the offensive tempo. The paper also determines whether the operational commander can control the tempo on the AirLand battlefield without possessing risk taking characteristics as an essential quality of his competence.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics