Accession Number:

ADA370634

Title:

A Fresh Look at Some Old Principles-Building a Framework for the Twenty-First Century.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-05-17

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Expanding on the initial themes as presented in the book, The Principles of War For the Information Age, by Robert R. Leonhard, this paper challenges the relevance and currency of the principles of war that were first penned during agrarian times and the beginning of the industrial age. It constructs a new framework based on the independent Law of Humanity and the dependent Laws of Risk, Adaptability, and Duality of War. It then presents the following new principles of War in the form of a dialectic Comparative vs. Exclusive Advantage, Knowledge vs. Estimates, Confrontation vs. Dislocation, Concentration vs. Distribution, Reaction vs. Opportunity, Security vs. Activity, Objective vs. Option Acceleration, Anarchy vs. Command.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE