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Kelly, Justin

Works: 2 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 559 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Justin Kelly
Alien : how operational art devoured strategy by Justin Kelly( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1982 Army Field Manual (FM) 100-5, Operations, introduced the idea of an operational level of war encompassing the planning and conduct of campaigns and major operations. The introduction of the term "operational art" three years later was, in practice, the skillful management of the operational level of war. Identifiably separate levels of war defined the jurisdiction of the profession of arms and was, for a number of historical and cultural reasons, attractive to U.S. practitioners and plausible to its English-speaking allies. The authors argue that as warfare continues to diffuse across definitional and conceptual boundaries, the close orchestration of all instruments of national power becomes even more important, which cripples the current conception of campaigns and operations. The authors propose that responsibility for campaign design should "actually" return to the political-strategic leadership of nations supported by the entirety of the state bureaucracy. This would mark the return of the campaign to its historical sources. If the United States and its allies fail to make this change, they risk continuing to have a "way of battle" rather than a "way of war."
Distributed manoeuvre : 21st century offensive tactics by Justin Kelly( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distributed Manoeuvre: 21st Century Offensive Tactics Successfully conducting an offensive action remains as much the 'gold standard' for military commanders today as it was in the days of Napoleon, Frederick or Caesar. However, how commanders actually do it has changed as dramatically as society and technology has. How to conduct offensive action successfully in today's unique technological and tactical circumstances is the focus of this working paper. The authors offer readers the benefit of their combined twenty years of study into this topic, arguing that it is actually some of the continuities in offensive and defensive tactics that help illuminate the path forward for today's warfighters. Kelly and Brennan conclude that the seemingly impenetrable defence that insurgents and other 'invisible' combatants possess can be overcome. The solution lies in the innovative combination of organisations, technologies and techniques that will restore the promise of decision to the offensive
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