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Principles of War

Principles of War

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Principles of War
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Principles of War

Overview • Video • History • Principles of War .

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History Sun Tzu Napoleon JFC Fuller .

Principle of War • • • • • Objective Offensive Mass Economy of force Maneuver • • • • Unity of command Security Surprise Simplicity .

Objective Directs military operations toward a defined and attainable objective that contributes to strategic. . operational. or tactical aims.

Offensive Dictates that we act rather than react and dictate the time. . retained. and fully exploited. The initiative must be seized. purpose. scope. place. intensity. and pace of operations.

Mass in WWII Mass Today .Mass Concentrates combat power at the decisive time and place.

Economy of Force Creates usable mass by using minimum combat power on secondary objectives. . Makes fullest use of forces available.

.Maneuver Places the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power.

.Unity of Command Ensures unity of effort for every objective under one responsible commander.

.Security Protects friendly forces and their operations from enemy actions which could provide the enemy with unexpected advantage.

.Surprise Strikes the enemy at a time or place or in a manner for which he is unprepared.

efreedomnews.com/images/Ira q/GulfWarMap. planning. and conducting military operations. Used under Fair Use.gif .Simplicity Avoids unnecessary complexity in preparing. Source: http://www.

Summary • Video • History • Principles of War .

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