Accession Number:

ADA234501

Title:

Planning for the Unplannable: Branches, Sequels and Reserves

Descriptive Note:

Monograph rept. AY89/90

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-14

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

AirLand Battle doctrine introduced the operational level of war- the design and conduct of campaigns and major operations- to the U.S. Army. Operational art begins with operational planning. FM 100-5 identifies branches, sequels, and the employment of operational reserves as important factors in operational planning. But beyond stating their importance, doctrine provides little discussion. This monograph addresses the question of how branches, sequels, and operational reserves enable the operational commander to achieve his objective.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE