On Strategy and Operations: A Short Insight into Military History

Abstract:

The basic orientation in the field of military art demands at least elementary knowledge of military history and understanding to military strategy influence on the art of war. The questions tied to understanding military strategy and its influence on the preparation and conducting military operations are part of study programmes of all life education at the Defence University. The purpose of this article, dedicated to military strategy problems, is deeper understanding to its basic connections, understanding a direction the strategy took in a designated period and its development. I ought to explain in short its role and attitude towards the nature of military operations.

Jan Spisak, PhD. (Col ret.), born in 1958. He graduated from the Land Forces Military College in Vyškov (1983), Brigade Command Course (2001) and General Staff Course in Brno (2007). Between 2007-2016 he worked in command, staff and teaching positions at the Land forces up to division, Directorate of Training and Doctrine and the University of Defense in Brno. Currently he works as a head of Department of Military Strategic Studies. He deals with the issues of military art, scenarios of the use of forces and development of military concepts. He is the author and co-author of 5 monographs and a number of professional articles in domestic and foreign magazines.

Country: Czech Republic

27/11/2019

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  • Comment Link Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:19 posted by Karel Kozák

    O strategii a operacích-krátký exkurs do historie vojenství
    Autor: Spišák Ján

    Kratší článek v českém jazyce. Zabývá se jednou z částí teorie vojenského umění. Pozornost je zaměřena ke studiu strategie a operací.
    Strategie jsou rozděleny podle jednotlivých druhů, vždy doplněny charakteristikou. Výklad strategie je podán srozumitelně.
    Článek je zpracován velmi odpovědně, může být přínosem pro studium a zdokonalení znalostí teorie vojenského umění. Mohlo by být vhodné uspořádat názvy strategií do tabulky nebo schématu.

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