A New Hope? Overcoming the Limitations of Effects-Based Operations
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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Effects-Based Operations as a new concept is entering its sixteenth year of notoriety. Its emergence following the Gulf War 1990-1991 heralded the beginning of a shift in focus from fighting attrition warfare against a large conventional adversary to operations that generate effects. The purpose is to create a synergistic operation resulting in a desired effect kinetic or psychological that limits casualties on both sides, as well as collateral damage to the surrounding area. In todays construct, we analyze the operating environment as a system within a system, with the resulting operations targeting either the nodes person, place or thing that is a system component or linkages relationships between nodes of these systems with a desired end state of capitulation.
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