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Conclusion

John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The evolution of operational art has seemingly reached a critical point following almost two decades of strategic bewilderment caused by the end of the Cold War, exasperating peace operations, and ... More


Operational Art and Britain, 1909–2009

Hew Strachan

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines the origins, development, and implications of operational art in the British armed forces. The Field Service Regulations of 1909 represented the first official attempt to ... More


American Operational Art, 1917–2008

Antulio J. II Echevarria

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter's point of departure is that US operational art has essentially focused on perfecting war's ‘first grammar’ — the principles and procedures related to defeating an opponent by armed ... More


The Rise and Fall of Israeli Operational Art, 1948–2008

Avi Kober

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines the rise and fall of operational art in the Israeli armed forces. It argues that until the early 1970s the dominance of high-intensity conflicts, with their relatively ... More


Introduction

John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Operational art is currently taught at most command and staff colleges throughout the Western world. Military colleges and operational headquarters abound with manuals, procedures, and checklists for ... More


Prussian–German Operational Art, 1740–1943

Dennis E. Showalter

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the rise and fall of operational art in the Prussian/German context. The rise began with Field Marshal Helmuth von Moltke and two significant military successes: the defeat of ... More


Epilogue

General Sir Rupert Smith

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

The Epilogue argues that ‘war amongst the people’ has replaced traditional industrial war, suggesting that the new paradigm is best characterized by an ebb and flow between confrontation and ... More


The Chinese Way of War

Andrew Scobell

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter examines Chinese operational art, taking as its point of departure the rise of the Communist movement in the 1920s and the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Drawing on ... More


The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

John Andreas Olsen and Martin van Creveld (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Broadly defined as the grey area between strategy and tactics, operational art spans the theory and practice of planning and conducting campaigns and major operations aimed at accomplishing strategic ... More


Napoleon and the Dawn of Operational Warfare

Martin van Creveld

in The Evolution of Operational Art: From Napoleon to the Present

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199599486
eISBN:
9780191595806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599486.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

This chapter demonstrates that the emergence of campaigns, made possible by a certain size of military formations, in essence opened the way for the operational level of war, operational warfare, and ... More


Russian Military Operations

Igor Sutyagin

in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198790501
eISBN:
9780191831737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198790501.003.0049
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

Russian military operations since 1991 have displayed a high degree of continuity. Being tailored to specific situations, these operations reveal a nearly constant mix of tactics, evolving with time ... More


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