Anaconda Case Study

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The Organizational Management of Operation Anaconda
The shortfall of Operation Anaconda was due to organizational management. General Tommy Franks, Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander, was also the Coalition/Joint Force Commander for Operation Enduring Freedom and his headquarters located at MacDill AFB, Florida (Fleri, 2003). First, the organizational concept of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan was very unclear and caused major confusion (Fleri, 2003). Secondly, the Operation Anaconda planning phase was constructed poorly from the start and almost failed due to leadership problems (Fleri, 2003). Thirdly, the execution of Operation Anaconda was also late and could have caused many lost lives. In this paper, organization concept,
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Despite of some planning issues by CENTCOM being located in Florida, the operation succeeded. The shortfall of Operation Anaconda was due to organizational management issues. General Tommy Franks, Central Command (CENTCOM) Commander and Coalition/Joint Force Commander for Operation Enduring Freedom and his headquarters was located at MacDill AFB, Florida (Fleri, 2003). The organizational concept of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan was very unclear and caused major confusion (Fleri, 2003). Secondly, the Operation Anaconda planning phase was constructed poorly from the start and almost failed due to leadership problems (Fleri, 2003). Thirdly, the execution of Operation Anaconda was also late and could have caused many lost lives.

References
Edgar Fleri, E. H. (2003). Operation Anaconda Case Study. Maxwell AFB Alabama: College of Aerospace Doctrine, Research and Education.
Kugler, R. L. (2007, January). Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan: A Case Study of Adaptation in Battle. Retrieved from http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a463075.pdf

Kugler, Richard L. Baranick, Michael. Binnendijk, Hans. (2009). Operation Anaconda. Lessons for Joint Operations. Ft. Belvoir: Defense Technical Information Center. Retrieved from http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a496469.pd
United States. Dept. of the Army. (2012). ADRP 3-0 2012: The Operations Process.
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