Naval operations: a close look at the operational level of war
Hughes, Wayne P. Jr.
MetadataShow full item record
Today’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.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Thrasher, Roger Dean (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1996-06);One part of the modern Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is the possibility of a new form of warfare-often called information warfare. Development of information warfare depends on technological advances, systems ...
Workman, Bren K. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-12);The purpose of this thesis is to determine whether the U.S. Army is adequately prepared or organizationally structured at the operational and tactical levels of warfare and command to execute synchronous information ...
Hughes, Wayne P. Jr. (Naval War College, 2012);Today'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 ...