Accession Number:

ADA425331

Title:

Warden's Five-Ring System Theory: Legitimate Wartime Military Targeting or an Increased Potential to Violate the Law and Norms of Expected Behavior?

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

With the publication of Air Theory for the Twenty-first Century, Colonel John Warden ushered in a new era of wartime targeting No longer are warfighters limited, as in years past, to an ad hoc, haphazard system of selecting wartime targets. Rather, Warden presents the warfighter with a unique tool the five-ring system theory that dramatically improves the warfighters ability to systematically identify wartime targets. However, for all of its acclaim, little has been written about Wardens five-ring system theory. Even less has been written about the legal and moral implications of using Wardens theory to identify wartime targets.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE