Strategic Art: The New Discipline for 21st Century Leaders.
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The author develops a simple, yet comprehensive definition of strategic art which entails the orchestration of all the instruments of national power to yield specific, well-defined end states. Desired end states and strategic outcomes derive from national interests and are defined in terms of physical security, economic well-being, and the promotion of values. Masters of the strategic art can competently integrate and combine the three roles performed by the complete strategist the strategic leader, strategic practitoner, strategic theorist. A successful search for strategy and the mastery of strategic art by our senior leaders are vital to the nation. Identifying and mastering the components of strategic art offer no panaceas, Elevating the importance and ensuring the visibility of these steps in the national security debate, however,can serve as constructive counter-points to such tendencies as political isolationism, militant economic protectionism, military unpreparedness, and emotion-based interventions
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics