A Concept at the Crossroads: Rethinking the Center of Gravity

Author: LTC Rudolph M Janiczek Since the 1980s, the U.S. military has placed great emphasis on the theories and concepts of Clausewitz. Concomitantly, a tremendous emphasis has been placed in doctrine on the center of gravity (COG) as a central element of campaign planning. The doctrinal definitions of the COG are still imperfect, but the …

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