Accession Number:

ADA422794

Title:

The Operational Art of Precision Engagement

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

While precision engagement has created many tactical options, it does not provide an automatic bridge that connects the tactical level to the operational and strategic levels of war. Operational art is still the basis for translating tactical advantages into higher-level objectives. To do this, operational commanders need to rely on multiple order--or indirect-- effects of precision engagement. To do this effectively, these commanders and their staffs need to understand some of the problems of employing precision weapons to achieve indirect effects. Once these problems are understood, future operational commanders need to find effective ways to overcome them.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE