Operational Vision, Conflict Termination and the Combatant Commander

  title={Operational Vision, Conflict Termination and the Combatant Commander},
  author={Dimitri Henry},
Abstract : Operation IRAQI FREEDOM provides a vivid example of poor planning at the Operational Level of War. Research and analysis revealed three key elements that are essential for successful operational design: operational vision, conflict termination and end-state. A combatant commander's ability to visualize how the campaign should end and how to synchronize and sequence his forces in order to achieve the desired strategic end-state is critical in the joint operational planning process… CONTINUE READING

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