Accession Number:

ADA370245

Title:

Wizards of Chaos and Order: A Theory of the Origins, Practice, And Future of Operational Art.

Descriptive Note:

Monograph rept.,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-27

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

This monograph asks the question what constitutes operational art It examines the possible origins of operational art in the Napoleonic era to determine how the nature of warfare changed to reflect the world changes brought on by the Industrial Revolution. This monograph challenges the commonly held belief that the Industrial Revolution was the catalyst for the operational art. This monograph argues that the development of operational art was conceptual not technical, and although technology immeasurably influenced its promulgation it was not the single catalyst for its development. In order to establish this point this monograph examines the campaigns of Napoleon and Wellington at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to reveal that the practices of these men would fit the present definition of operational art.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE