operational concepts

Air Power and Warfare: A Century of Theory and History

Author: Dr Tami Davis Biddle In this monograph, Tami Davis Biddle analyzes the historical record of air power over the past 100 years. Her monograph, designed for the student of strategy, is intended to provide both a concise introduction to the topic and a framework for thinking intelligently about air power, particularly aerial bombing. Her …

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Implications of Service Cyberspace Component Commands for Army Cyberspace Operations

Author: Mr Jeffrey L Caton The first 7 years of U.S. Cyber Command operations are paved with milestones that mark the steady operationalization of modern cyberspace as the newest domain of military conflict as well as a realm of international power. The creation of the Cyber Mission Force and Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber are significant steps …

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Scenario Planning and Strategy in the Pentagon

Author: Dr Michael Fitzsimmons Scenario planning should be one of the Pentagon’s most important tools for developing strategy for an uncertain future. However, the formalized joint scenario planning process to support strategy and force development—Support for Strategic Analysis—has faced many challenges over the past 2 decades, and has ultimately proven less influential than intended on …

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Rapid Decisive Operations: An Assumptions-Based Critique

Author: Dr Antulio J Echevarria II In support of the Joint community’s efforts to develop a viable operational concept, the author argues that the Rapid Decisive Operations (RDO) concepts developers deserve high praise for attempting to link two relative properties–speed and decisiveness–but that the definition of RDO is at present incoherent and based on several …

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