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Systemic Operational Design: Bringing Efficacy to the Operational Level of War   [open pdf - 336KB]

"The premise of this monograph is that the Elements of Operational Design are incapable of linking the tactical employment of forces to strategic objectives and that Systemic Operational Design is a viable alternative. This monograph introduces the reader to Systemic Operational Design by providing an application of it to the Global War on Terrorism [GWOT]. The narrative generated by this application serves as a vehicle to explore the depths of Systemic Operational Design and enables a comparison to the Elements of Operational Design. Qualitative analysis of key points made in the narrative answers the monograph's research questions: First, given the failure of the Elements of Operational Design to produce a strategic victory in the GWOT, are they still relevant in the age of globalization? Second, is Mass a valid principle of war on the Twenty-first Century battlefield? Last, should terrorism be classified as an act of war or as a crime?"

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2007-02-27
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