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Effects-Based Operations: The End of Dominant Maneuver?   [open pdf - 301KB]

This essay introduces Effects-Based Operations as the term was originally coined and applied in an analysis of the Gulf War air campaign's targeting. The author then provides a theoretical assessment of effects-based operations, addresses the three aspects of effects-based operations, and provides a model illustrating the use of compelling and coercive forces in war. He then discusses a new version of effects-based operations and recommends that the Joint Forces Command define the parameters of effects-based operations and its associated relevance to each level of war. Regardless of how the term is defined, the author contends that effects-based operations will not end the requirement for dominant ground maneuver.

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Chapter 3, Transformation Concepts for National Security in the 21st Century, pp. 73-100.
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