Small Wars Journal

Russian operational art

Russian Operational Art, New Type Warfare, and Reflexive Control

Tue, 09/04/2018 - 9:29am
Operational art provides the bridge between tactical actions and strategic objectives. It involves a systematic and deliberate campaign planning process for major operations in a theater of war. Since the beginning of the industrial age and the advent of large conscript armies, there has been a need to link tactical actions to strategic objectives. Russian operational art began in the 1920’s and has evolved to today’s New Type Warfare and the concept of Reflexive Control.

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