Accession Number:

ADA470800

Title:

A New Hope? Overcoming the Limitations of Effects-Based Operations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE