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dc.contributor.authorHughes, Wayne P. Jr.
dc.dateSummer 2012
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-25T14:26:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-25T14:26:33Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationNaval War College Review, v.65, no.3, Summer 2012, pp. 23-47
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/39572
dc.description.abstractToday's American navy writes prolifically about maritime strategies but has not devoted equal attention to campaign plans or analysis that tests the strategies' viability. We illustrate herein how the operational--or campaign--level links policy and strategy to the tactical and technological elements of war at sea. First, we relate how the U.S. Navy reluctantly came to accept the existence of an operational level of warfare but having done so will find it useful. Second, we describe important properties of naval operations in terms of constants, trends and variables in warfare at and from the sea. Third, we demonstrate how operational level planning would help if the Navy and the nation were to adopt six clearly stated, twenty-first century strategies that would serve present and future national policies better than do current strategy documents.en_US
dc.publisherNaval War Collegeen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleNaval Operations: a close look at the operational level of war at seaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)


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