Military Review, Volume 74, Number 1. January 1994. FM 100-5 and Operations Other than War
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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Doctrine provides a common approach to thinking about the effective use of military force, but realizing this optimal condition takes time and effort. Consider the impact of change, force projection and operations other than war from US Army Field Manual FM 100-5, Operations, 14 June 1993. One way to pick your way through the fog of an uncertain future is to look to the past for navigational aids. We offer, as our lead article. Ulysses S. Grant and Americas Power-Projection Army, by General Gordon R. Sullivan. Sullivan uses an analysis of Grants success in picking the strategic keys to victory at the dawn of modern warfare as just such an aid. The next two articles in the continuing FM 100-5 theme are Force Projection Essential to Army Doctrine, by Lieutenant General John H. Tilelli Jr., and Light Forces in the Force- Projection Army, by Lieutenant General Robert L. Ord III and major Ed Mornston. Tilellis analysis of force projection uses the Mobility Requirements Study and the Armys Strategic Mobility Program to explain the Armys application of force projection from the national strategic level. Ords article, on the other hand, approaches force projection from the operational and tactical perspective of the US Pacific Command. The remaining articles in this issue examine a few of the complications involved in conducting operations other than war--a certain role in an uncertain future--urban operations, religious and ethnic conflict and the complications of organized crime that have escaped the confinement and solutions of the Cold War calculus.
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