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Military Strategy

Postby wes » June 4th, 2011, 8:55 pm

Been reading around on military strategy, because I think it is perhaps the closest "cousin" of labor strategy.

Take a look at what H. Richard Yarger has to say about the need for a theory of strategy at http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/army-usawc/stratpap.htm

Strategy is all about how (way or concept) leadership will use the power (means or resources) available to the state to exercise control over sets of circumstances and geographic locations to achieve objectives (ends) that support state interests. Strategy provides direction for the coercive or persuasive use of this power to achieve specified objectives. This direction is by nature proactive. It seeks to control the environment as opposed to reacting to it. Strategy is not crisis management. It is its antithesis. Crisis management occurs when there is no strategy or the strategy fails. Thus, the first premise of a theory of strategy is that strategy is proactive and anticipatory.


Doesn't that sound about like what we need?

More resources relating to military strategy: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-thry.htm
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Re: Military Strategy

Postby wes » June 4th, 2011, 9:04 pm

They sure do like acronyms - one we would do well to emulate: KSIL (Key Strategic Issues List)

See the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institutes' list here: http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/ksil.cfm
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