Accession Number : ADA425331


Title :   Warden's Five-Ring System Theory: Legitimate Wartime Military Targeting or an Increased Potential to Violate the Law and Norms of Expected Behavior?


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Gary M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a425331.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2000


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : With the publication of Air Theory for the Twenty-first Century, Colonel John Warden ushered in a new era of wartime targeting No longer are warfighters limited, as in years past, to an ad hoc, haphazard system of selecting wartime targets. Rather, Warden presents the warfighter with a unique tool the five-ring system theory that dramatically improves the warfighters ability to systematically identify wartime targets. However, for all of its acclaim, little has been written about Warden's five-ring system theory. Even less has been written about the legal and moral implications of using Warden's theory to identify wartime targets.


Descriptors :   *THEORY , *TARGETING , WARFARE , STRATEGY , TARGET RECOGNITION , AIR POWER , INTERNATIONAL LAW


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE