The Changing Application of Maneuver.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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Significant advancements in information technologies and precision weapons are providing an unprecedented potential for future warfare and challenging traditional applications of combat power. This monograph discusses one element of combat power--maneuver-and how its application in combat is changing. The monograph begins by defining maneuver and examining its purpose and traditional application. Joint Vision 2010 and Force XXI documents are then analyzed to determine how these new operational concepts are effecting maneuver. The conclusion is that maneuver, enabled by technology and driven by a changing threat, is gaining renewed emphasis and utility. Constraining this new found maneuver capability, however, will be the timeless effects of terrain and weather, the difficulty of changing a large bureaucracy like the US military, and the transient nature of military technological advantages. The monograph closes by summarizing the changing role of maneuver and by describing particular maneuver applications and effects.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics