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Accession Number ADA566546
Title Operation Corporate: Operational Art and Implications for the Joint Operational Access Concept.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 51p
Personal Author P. A. Olsen
Abstract This paper explores the development of an operational approach to secure the Falkland Islands following the Argentine invasion on 30 March 1982. The Falkland Islands campaign is a case study of operational art and the development of an operational approach by the military leaders of the United Kingdom. Operational movement, force employment, and the influence of national policy decisions all contributed to the modification and adaptation of their campaign plan. This campaign, characterized by joint maritime and land operations in a distributed area of operations, provides a way ahead for the application of operational art in emerging contingencies based on an understanding of the relationships among theory, joint doctrine, and execution of tactical actions. Joint Operational Access Concept (JOAC) precepts and their application during this campaign ensured access during forcible entry operations. JOAC principles focus on the requirement to develop an operational approach along multiple distributed lines of operation, employing precision strikes at operational distance and denying or defeating the enemy's anti- access or area denial capabilities. This historical case study provides a compelling narrative and cautionary tale regarding the implementation of this operational access concept.
Keywords Access
Aerial warfare
Amphibious operations
Area denial
Argentine air force
Argentine navy
British campaign plan
British royal air force
British royal marines
British royal navy
Case studies
Command and control systems
Corporate operation
Falkland islands
Falkland islands war 1982
Forcible entry operations
International relations
Joint doctrine
Joint military activities
Joint operational access concept
Maritime exclusion zone
Military doctrine
Military forces(Foreign)
Military history
Military strategy
Military tactics
Naval operations
Operational art
Operational planning
United kingdom

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author Army Command and General Staff Coll., Fort Leavenworth, KS. School of Advanced Military Studies.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Monograph.
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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