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Operational Art in a Multi-Medium Environment
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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This monograph examines the conduct of war at the operational level in a multi-medium environment to determine what functions must be successfully accomplished in order to win. The monograph is based on the fact that warfare is currently conducted in at least six mediums land, sea, air, psychological, space, and electro-optical. The first portion of the monograph develops the multi-medium environment in which the operational art is conducted. It then uses the history of campaigns since 1940 to determine the attributes of warfare in the multi-medium environment. Those attributes are synergism, flexibility, precision, and elasticity. The separate theories of war that apply to each medium are then examined to find common functions that apply across all six mediums. The common functions of control, power projection, and power multiplication CPM are then combined to build a model for the application of operational art in a multi-medium environment.
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