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  Military strategy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Military strategy deals with the planning and conduct of campaigns, the movement and disposition of forces, and the deception of the enemy.
In the environment of the grand strategy, the military component is largely reduced to operational strategy -- the planning and control of large military units such as corps and divisions.
The strategy he formulated was the Schlieffen Plan, defending in the east while concentrating for a decisive victory in the west, after which the Germans would go on to the offensive in the east.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_strategy   (4059 words)

  
 Military Strategy and Tactics
Military strategy and tactics are essential to the conduct of warfare.
Strategy, for example, literally means "the art of the general" (from the Greek strategos) and originally signified the purely military planning of a campaign.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, however, with the rise of mass ideologies, vast conscript armies, global alliances, and rapid technological change, military strategy became difficult to distinguish from national policy or "grand strategy," that is, the proper planning and utilization of the entire resources of a society--military, technological, economic, and political.
www.molossia.org /milacademy/strategy.html   (2023 words)

  
 National Military Strategy
National military strategy addresses the main dangers which threaten US security interests, identifies the national military objectives, determines the military tasks we must accomplish to achieve these objectives, and examines the capabilities and forces required.
In addressing the four dangers discussed earlier, US military strategy must be intrinsically constructive, proactive, and preventive, helping to reduce the sources of conflict and at the same time blocking the effective use of force by potential adversaries.
This military strategy is one of flexible and selective engagement, designed to protect US interests throughout the world and to help meet the security needs of our partners in key regions.
www.fas.org /man/docs/nms_feb95.htm   (9410 words)

  
 Category:Strategy - Military History Wiki
Clausewitz dismissed "geometry" as a significant factor in strategy, believing instead in the Napoleonic concept of victory through battle and destruction of the opposing force, at any cost.
The practice of strategy was advanced by generals such as Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman, all of whom had been influenced by the feats of Napoleon (Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was said to have carried a book of Napoleon's maxims with him).
There was still room for triumphs of strategy of manouever such as Sherman's March to the Sea in 1864, but these depended upon an enemy's willingness to not entrench.
www.militaryhistorywiki.org /wiki/Category:Strategy   (3471 words)

  
 Rice Lays Out Political-Military Success Strategy for Iraq - US Department of State
But the enemy strategy has a fatal flaw.  The enemy has no positive vision for the future of Iraq.  They offer no alternative that could unite Iraqi as a nation.  And that is why most Iraqis despise the insurgents.
The strategy that is being carried out has profited from the insights of strategic thinkers, civilian and military, inside and outside of government, who have reflected on our experience and on insurgencies in other periods of history.
As this strategy is being implemented, the military side recedes and the civilian part -- like police stations and civic leaders and economic development -- move into the foreground.  Our transition strategy emphasized the building of the Iraqi army.  Now our police training efforts are receiving new levels of attention.
usinfo.state.gov /mena/Archive/2005/Oct/19-948016.html   (2117 words)

  
 Global Beat: Military Strategy Under Review
Even the size of today's standing military is partly rationalized as a hedge against the early emergence of a larger than expected future foe.
The new strategy leaves no doubt that this requirement is a generic one, not tied to the Persian Gulf and Northeast Asia.
Because the strategy relies on a type of military containment to deal with nations who are not yet foes, it may push them into opposition, provoking what it is supposed to prevent.
www.nyu.edu /globalbeat/usdefense/PDA011499.html   (2563 words)

  
 Military strategy in Iraq: What is it? | csmonitor.com
But after 2-1/2 years of halting progress, doubts are growing among military analysts and a more combative Congress that this is a winning strategy - or even a strategy at all.
In Iraq, the toppling was practically flawless, but the military is still coming to grips with how to wage war against the embers of anger - an unseen enemy that doesn't align itself in battalions, divisions, or corps.
The military would hold these areas with overwhelming force for a period of six months or a year before moving on - spreading like an ink spot on a tablecloth.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/1017/p03s01-usfp.htm   (997 words)

  
 Non-Lethal Technologies: Implications for Military Strategy
Given the correct diplomatic and military strategy, it could be argued that early US (or coalition) intervention in Bosnia or the Persian Gulf might have resolved the conflict without a major commitment of ground forces.
While military intervention may not be able to resolve the core issue driving the confrontation, the appropriate non-lethal application may provide the time and distance necessary to de-escalate a crisis or signal the intent to ward off a potential conflict.
The destruction of electronic devices in military equipment and vehicles, disruption of vital transportation, and denying critical communications places the enemy leadership in a position to re-consider continuing military action or suffer the consequences of a lethal attack.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/land/docs/occppr03.htm   (13533 words)

  
 Pentagon's New Budget, New Strategy, and New War -- The Project on Defense Alternatives
The principal modus for accomplishing this goal is not an expansion of the community of democratic nations, as the Clinton policy would have it, but an increase in the reach and effectiveness of America's deterrent and warfighting power.
Mandated by congress, these four-year reviews are supposed to specify US military strategy and show how it relates to budgets and plans regarding force posture, modernization, readiness, personnel, and infrastructure.
Nonetheless, a fairly traditional military effort is at the center of the American effort to combat it.
www.comw.org /pda/0206newwar.html   (7380 words)

  
 Nato Sees U.S. Military Changing Strategy
But deeper changes are on the way, as the U.S. looks less to large, fixed bases like those it has had for decades in Germany, to smaller, more bare-bones installations where troops could be moved quickly for training or to deal with a crisis.
Of the currently 112,000 military personnel stationed in Europe, only about 40 percent are expected to remain on five main bases, most of them in Germany.
Bases in Bulgaria and Romania, both of which hosted the U.S. military during the Iraq war, have been earmarked to host forces, but would differ from those in Germany in that they would offer only skeletal infrastructure and no families would accompany troops there on their tours of duty.
www.military.com /NewsContent/0,13319,FL_nato_040905,00.html   (465 words)

  
 U.S. Military Strategy and Force Posture for the 21st Century
The process of designing a military strategy is particularly difficult today because of the enormous international and domestic changes under way.
In his book U.S. Military Strategy and Force Posture for the 21st Century: Capabilities and Requirements, Richard L. Kugler proposes a new approach to a military strategy for the nation.
The new strategy resembles the Regional Strategy in that it accepts the need to be able to deal with two roughly concurrent MRCs and a force the approximate size of the Base Force.
www.rand.org /pubs/research_briefs/RB7403/index1.html   (1204 words)

  
 We still don't have a plan. By Fred Kaplan
The U.S. Embassy and military headquarters in Baghdad have apparently decided that they are duplicating the work of others.
The idea—which is similar to the counterinsurgency strategy that Andrew Krepinevich Jr.
His push for a small invasion force—which he demanded, and micromanaged, in the face of fierce resistance by the Army establishment—stemmed not from tepidity but from deep enthusiasm for "military transformation," a theory that touts light, lithe, high-tech forces.
www.slate.com /id/2130492   (1185 words)

  
 ChinaSite.com: Military -- The Complete Reference to China's Military-Related Web Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The US Secretary of Defense's report to Congress "…on the current and future military strategy of the People’s Republic of China.
This site is devoted to the preservation of the memories from men and women of the 14th Air Force, American Volunteer Group and China Air Task Force who fought under Gen. Claire Lee Chennautt and played such an important role in World War II in China, Burma, and India.
Military Technology: The Case of China can be found at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
www.chinasite.com /Military.html   (376 words)

  
 The Environment and Military Strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Thus, that nation might conclude that the disruption to the local environment caused by the environmental consequences of the military action outweighs the political or economic gains that could be made if the operation proceeded or if some alternative military or diplomatic alternative were to be found.
Suitable responses whether military or diplomatic should be ready in case of such an attack.
But implementation of this policy to the fullest extent requires the development of complementary military strategies and doctrine to shape the force structure and the application of force in the future.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/cc/fisher.html   (4881 words)

  
 Military News Military Intelligence Military History Military PHOTO
We report these events as history, not headlines, and provide concise, comprehensive and easy-to-understand descriptions of the troops, their equipment and why wars the world over are being fought.
Hosted for over 20 years by Tom Wisker, Weaponry is the only regularly scheduled radio program devoted to military and aviation technology, history, hardware, policy, news, reviews, and analysis, with a little totally inappropriate music thrown in for good measure.
On Friday, May 12th, NYMAS is holding a lecture on NYMAS Lecture, May 12th: “Current Ideas, Concepts, and Controversies in Military Affairs,” presented by Lt. Col.
www.strategypage.com   (770 words)

  
 Military Theory of War, Warfare Theory, Principles of War, Military Strategy, Theories, Theorists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Brilliant military leader and domestic reformer; rebelled against military discipline as a youth and was court-martialed; in the Seven Years' War of 1756-1763, he held off the armies of Russia, France, and Austria (all larger powers) through adroit maneuvering, timing, and skill.
Strategy is the use of the engagement for the purpose of the war.
An overriding influence in their military education was the teachings of Dennis Hart Mahan, who taught for many years at West Point." -- training of the military leaders at Gettysburg "was dominated by the actions of Napoleon, the writings of Jomini, and formulated by the teachings of Mahan.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/awc-thry.htm#suntzu   (13110 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Military Strategy -- October 29, 2001
I think we have to look harder to international diplomacy to cutting off funds, to leaning on some of our allies like Saudi Arabia who haven't even dealt with some of their own citizens who are helping to foster some of this activity.
I think we need a much more subtle strategy, when military force is used and we have clear intelligence and we can take out parts of this network -- not bombard the country and hope for the best.
But from a military standpoint, this is going about as you should expect.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/military/july-dec01/strategy_10-29.html   (2260 words)

  
 National Military Strategy, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The military has an important role in engagement -- helping to shape the international environment in appropriate ways to bring about a more peaceful and stable world.
The Chiefs and I strongly agree that the force levels recommended by the Secretary in the QDR are the minimum necessary to carry out this strategy at prudent military risk.
Our best judgment is that this strategy, Shape, Respond, Prepare Now: A Military Strategy for a New Era, and the forces for which it calls, will protect the Nation and its interests, and promote a peace that benefits America and all like-minded nations.
www.au.af.mil /au/awc/awcgate/nms   (440 words)

  
 Joint Chiefs of Staff - JCS Link
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2006 — Just as noncommissioned officers and petty officers are the backbone of the U.S. military, they also are increasingly becoming the backbone of NATO, a top U.S. NCO said here today.
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2006 — Spouses of the military's senior enlisted leaders gathered here today to learn about each service's program for wounded troops and to share ideas for the future.
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2006 — The top U.S. military general told members of The Citadel's graduating class accepting commissions into the military on May 6 they're serving their country in its time of need and offered them his own personal formula for leadership success.
www.jcs.mil   (426 words)

  
 Defense and the National Interest
Military action is important to the nation—it is the ground of death and life, the path of survival and destruction, so it is imperative to examine it.
Yet many of our military leaders tell us they don't have enough money and that we need to buy more modern and expensive weapons to assure our national security.
Demonstrating the difficulty of distinguishing strong from weak in 4GW, and that choosing the wrong grand strategy can be terminal for a state.
www.d-n-i.net   (2197 words)

  
 Military Jokes Military Humor
We know that there are hundreds and hundreds of military jokes out there.
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A Military Spec Never Dies It Just Goes On and On and...
www.strategypage.com /humor   (458 words)

  
 Conversation with Harry G. Summers - cover page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Welcome to a "Conversation on International Affairs." I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of International Studies.
Our guest today is Colonel Harry G. Summers, who has had a distinguished career as a soldier, a military strategist, and now a military commentator.
He's the author of the widely acclaimed On Strategy: A Critical Analysis of the Conduct of the Vietnam War.
globetrotter.berkeley.edu /conversations/Summers   (147 words)

  
 The Chinese Military Power Page - The Commonwealth Institute
In the past decade China's growing military capability has attracted a great deal of attention, but details about the current and likely near-future state of China's military power have been in short supply.
While it is true that China is modernizing its forces and increasing defense spending, the prospective improvements in overall military capability need to be set against the very low-technology starting point of China's armed forces.
International Assessment and Strategy Center, 15 December 2005.
www.comw.org /cmp   (807 words)

  
 NATO Strategy Documents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Most Effective Pattern of NATO Military Strength for the Next Few Years
The Most Effective Pattern of NATO Military Strength for the Next Few Years - Report N° 2
Directive to the NATO Military Authorities from the North Atlantic Council
www.nato.int /archives/strategy.htm   (215 words)

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