Defining Operational Fires
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Operational fires have proven to be a major contributor to the Joint Force Commanders ability to execute their war plan. However, published Joint definitions, and inconsistent Service definitions, have increased confusion for modern military planners. The collective Services inability to codify the true aspects of operational fires into an appropriate Joint definition is leading to the obscuration of the true nature of operational fires. This paper summarizes the ongoing debate regarding operational fires while presenting an encompassing definition for consideration and then inclusion in the Joint Publications.
- Unconventional Warfare
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics