Towards an Intellectual Component of Joint Doctrine: The Philosophy and Practice of Experimental Intelligence
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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The practical application of operational art requires the ability to apply the intellect to solve complex problems in an environment characterized by non-linearity, interaction, and layers of correlative cause and effect that are influenced by unknown and unknowable elements. The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff and Commander, Joint Forces Command, should develop an intellectual component to Joint Doctrine as the foundation for a habit of thought that educates officers to think, plan and execute in that environment. This paper provides the blueprint of an idea for developing an intellectual component that has as its practical purpose the application of the tenets of experimental intelligence, theory, and critical analysis to the complex problems inherent to the use of operational art to achieve strategic objectives.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics