Accession Number : ADA518182


Title :   Hierarchy of Needs; Building a Path to Peace


Descriptive Note : Strategy research project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Kline, Patrick E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a518182.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 29


Abstract : To succeed on the modern battlefield general purpose forces must possess a basic understanding of human nature and Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Due to the impact of factors such as globalization and technology advancements have had on our societies, the operational environment, and on our adversaries, a new tactic or method of warfare is in order. Central to the new tactic is a focus on the population that surrounds the enemy, rather than the enemy himself. As has been demonstrated throughout history alliances based on the hierarchy of needs have been powerful force multipliers and have directly contributed to success on the battlefield. A better understanding of the hierarchy of needs will lead to new tactics and methods to enable us to favorably influence the will of the civilian population to support our forces and undermine the enemy's capability and will to fight.


Descriptors :   *CIVILIAN POPULATION , *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR , *MOTIVATION , GLOBALIZATION , MILITARY TACTICS , BEHAVIOR , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE