Operation Art and Design: This will be a analytical/research paper on Operation Iraqi Freedom. Please analyze the historical event, also use Joint Publication
5-0 to get the perspective of the operational art & design concepts and terms ex ends, ways, means; from chapter IV and other Joint Planning and/or
appropriate joint doctrinal publications.
You can analyze the entire campaign/operation, a single battle, or a group of battles from the campaign/operation.
Here are some questions to guide your research and analysis:
How did country X’s military leaders apply operational art during the campaign/operation?
How did country X’s military leaders design the campaign/operation?
How did country X’s military leaders understand the operational environment?
What problems did country X’s military have to solve?
What approaches did country X’s military use to solve the problem and achieve the military end state?
What was the military end state?
What were the military objectives?
What effects were established to obtain the military objectives?
What was the adversary/friendly center of gravity and the associated critical factors?
How did country X’s military attack/defend the adversary/friendly center of gravity, directly or indirectly?
What decisive points were established?
What lines of operation/effort were established?
What defeat/stabilization mechanisms were used?
How did country X’s military apply the concepts of anticipation, operational reach, or culmination? How were operations arranged?
Did country X’s military consider the factors of simultaneity, depth, timing, and tempo?
Did country X’s military use the tools phases, branches and sequels, or operational pauses?
Was the campaign/operation design focused on defeating either adversary forces and/or functions?
Was the campaign/operation phased?
Did country X’s military consider numbers, sequence, overlap, or transitions?
What phases of the joint operation model were used?
You do not have to address all the guiding questions, but it is expected to integrate the operational art & design concepts and terms from chapter IV, Joint
The paper will be in APA 7 format, a title page, a reference page, and 2,000 to 2,500 words of content (does not include the cover and reference pages). You
will use Times New Roman, 12-font, and double-spaced. Do not try to cover everything. Focus on the concepts you consider most important in analyzing your
historical event. You will use a minimum of five (5) research sources for your paper, which JP 5-0, Joint Planning, is one of the resources.
In the introduction section, ensure to have a purpose statement that includes your major points last sentence of the introduction (Operational Art & Design
concepts and terms/elements). Briefly describe the historical background of the assigned event in the introduction section. In the body section of the paper,
ensure to include your evidence (in-text citations) and have solid transitions between major points. For the conclusion, ensure to summarize all major points.
In the conclusion, the first sentence must restate your purpose statement.
According to Purdue Owl, an analytical paper breaks down an issue or an idea into its component parts, evaluates the issue or idea, and presents this
breakdown and evaluation to the audience.