Accession Number:

ADA254191

Title:

The Economic Foundations of Operational Art

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

This monograph examines the theory of operational art in light of economic growth and societal development. The study uses W.W. Rostows five stages of economic growth as a framework for analysis and examines how operational art is manifested as different phenomenon as a society grows and develops. The monograph provides three conclusions about operational art. First, operational art existed in the pre-Newtonian world and transforms itself over time as a society develops and grows. Second, operational vision is a key ingredient in operational art. Third, a social maturation process associated with growth and development must occur for the operational artist to use the tools of his society to practice operational art. Finally, the monograph provides insights into the evolution of operational art. The paper suggests that operational art is in transition. The implications of the changes are not totally clear at this time. However, these changes are important because they will shape the future of Army doctrine, equipment, and the way soldiers adapt to these changes.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE