Future Battles and the Development of Military Concepts
U.S. Army Washington United States
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This critique of the joint US Air ForceNavy Air-Sea Battle concept focuses on the likeness of this concept to the AirLand Battle concept dating from the Cold War era. The author maintains that such an approach is tied to old ways of thinking the world has changed since the end of the Cold War and advent of the Global War on Terror. Thus, a new concept of operations is needed. L TC Lee proposes that the John Warden 5-Rings model which treats the enemy as a system provides an initial construct for a new model, though he suggests a three-dimensional representation of the rings rather than the two dimensions of Wardens theory approach with a focus on systemic vulnerabilities. As Warden suggests, the main objective is to effect both the enemys will and means, and as weve learned through fighting the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan, winning the hearts and minds of the population is as important to winning as destroying the enemys ability to fight.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics