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
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