Victory Into Success
Consolidating Gains in Large-Scale Combat Operations
Call for Papers
As part of its Large-Scale Combat Operations series, Army University Press plans to publish a volume of chapter-length historical case studies on how military forces have attempted to consolidate tactical gains to achieve enduring positive political and strategic outcomes. In 2017, the US Army’s Field Manual (FM) 3-0, Operations, addressed consolidating gains in its operational framework and in the context of the Army’s strategic roles. The manual characterized these operations as integral to the realization of lasting success in the achievement of the “higher political purpose” of all joint or multinational military operations.*
According to FM 3-0, Army forces consolidate gains in areas of operations where large-scale combat has ceased, even though it may continue elsewhere within the theater. Operations to consolidate gains consist of decisive actions including, but not limited to, offensive, defensive, and stability tasks that destroy or defeat bypassed and irregular forces; secure lines of communication and population centers; process prisoners of war and detainees; control communications nodes and other key infrastructure; establish legitimate authority in post-conflict areas; and provide humanitarian assistance. The successful planning and execution of these activities has historically led to both relatively stable post-conflict environments and endstates closely aligned with policy objectives.
We anticipate chapters in this collection to range in length from 3500 - 5000 words, including endnotes and images. Submissions should follow conventions of American English and Chicago Manual of Style Guidelines.