Describes how several countries have carried out the linkage between discrete tactics and wider strategy that has come to be known as operational art, the practice of generals and their staff colonels for achieving success. Among them are the elder Moltke's campaign plan for the Franco-Prussian War, characteristics of combat: agility, depth, synchronization, and initiative.62 In fact the 1982 manual was something of a book of lists. ... struck against critical units and areas whose loss will degrade the coherence of enemy operations....64 Aside from an obvious offensive tone, the ... written at the Staff College, but it did not become doctrine until approved by the TRADOC commander and army chief of staff.
|Title||:||The Operational Art|
|Author||:||B. J. C. McKercher, Michael A. Hennessy|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 1996-01-01|