Operational Art

The Origin and Evolution of Operational Art

By The Cove May 16, 2019


This monograph titled 'What is the Operational Art?' via the United States Army Command and General Staff College attempts to offer a simple and clear explanation of operational art. The author, Major Walter Piatt, attempts to simplify the theory of operational art so it can be understood by those who need to apply it in today's Army. 

It answers the question 'what is operational art?' by analysing both theory and in doctrine. The author then distills the essential elements of operational art from the conceptual and practical explanations. Most importantly, this monograph attempts to answer the question 'how do Army forces execute operational art?'



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