Warden's Five-Ring System Theory: Legitimate Wartime Military Targeting or an Increased Potential to Violate the Law and Norms of Expected Behavior?
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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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.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Target Direction, Range and Position Finding