Planning For and Applying Military Force: An Examination of Terms

Author: LTG Paul K Van Riper The author briefly examines current and in some cases still evolving definitions in joint doctrine–especially as regards strategy, center of gravity, decisive point, and commander’s intent. He discusses the heritage of those concepts and terms, most of which derived from the writings of Clausewitz and Sun Tzu, and finds …

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