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  Military strategy - RecipeFacts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Military strategy was one of a triumvirate of "arts" or "sciences" that govern the conduct of warfare; the others being tactics, the execution of plans and manœuvering of forces in battle, and logistics, the maintenance of an army.
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.
Influenced by Jomini's principles of strategy, he saw that in the coming wars, where economic strategy could be as important as military strategy, control of the sea granted the power to control the trade and resources needed to wage war.
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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.
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.
Influenced by Jomini's principles of strategy, he saw that in the coming wars, where economic strategy could be as important as military strategy, control of the sea granted the power to control the trade and resources needed to wage war.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_strategy   (3434 words)

 CONK! Encyclopedia: Marketing_warfare_strategies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Marketing warfare strategies are a type of strategies, used in business and marketing, that try to draw parallels between business and warfare, and then apply the principles of military strategy to business situations.
Strategy is the organized deployment of resources to achieve specific objectives, something that business and warfare have in common.
The “Strategy of the Dolphin” was developed in the mid 1990s to give guidance as to when to use aggressive strategies and when to use passive strategies.
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 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)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: B.H. Liddell Hart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Basil Henry Liddell Hart (October 31, 1895 _ January 29, 1970) was a military historian and is considered among the great military strategists of the 20th century.
In strategy the longest way round is often the shortest way there; a direct approach to the object exhausts the attacker and hardens the resistance by compression, whereas an indirect approach loosens the defender's hold by upsetting his balance.
Later he began publishing military histories and biographies of great commanders who, he thought, were great because they illustrated the principles of good strategy.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/B.H.-Liddell-Hart   (795 words)

 Strategy Process and Principles: back to the basics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Strategy is a "two-actor" art form in which the strategist must consider both his plan and the opponent's reaction.
Even in the context of the strategy process, the classic differentiation still seems relevant in the sense that tactics govern the use of forces on the battlefield while grand strategy and military strategy bring forces to the battlefield.
The basics of the strategy process and the associated principles of strategy form a framework for a reappraisal and a basis to evaluate proposed alternatives.
www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil /airchronicles/aureview/1980/may-jun/drew.html   (3806 words)

 RAND | Newsroom | Commentary | Grand Strategy for the Middle East
Others champion the extreme of military withdrawal that ignores both the risks of terrorism emanating from Iraq and a collapse of American influence throughout the region.
Military action by the United States, all NATO allies and 11 other countries that have formed the International Security Assistance Force has experienced some success, as have the provincial reconstruction teams working with the security force.
Finally, if the United States is not to be consumed by open-ended military engagement in the Middle East, it needs to foster creation of a new regional security system, potentially embracing all regional states that are prepared to choose a course of reciprocal security rather than efforts at national aggrandizement.
www.rand.org /commentary/111906SDUT.html   (1220 words)

 Military strategy - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
As a reaction to her WWI experience, France entered World War II with a purely defensive doctrine, epitomised by the "impregnable" Maginot Line.
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.
France, still used to stationary World War I strategies, was completely suprised and summarily overwhelmed by Hans Guderian's Panzer Corps.
www.free-definition.com /Military-strategy.html   (3087 words)

 T+D: Victory! . - Books - Applying the Proven Principles of Military Strategy to Achieve Greater Success In Your ...
Though the depth is limited, the examples successfully illustrate the 12 principles, such as the Principle of the Objective, the Principle of the Offensive.
Each principle is edified through military examples, and at the end of each chapter Tracy describes how readers can apply the principle to improve business or grow professionally.
That's best demonstrated in the chapter on the Principle of Mass, in which Tracy begins with a quote from Napoleon about "dispensing with nothing if you must fight a battle" and continues with a brief description of the Battle of Isandhwana, in which the British were defeated because they divided their forces.
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 NATO Basic Documents
The fundamental operating principle of the Alliance is that of common commitment and mutual cooperation among sovereign states in support of the indivisibility of security for all of its members.
The role of the Alliance's military forces is to assure the territorial integrity and political independence of its member states, and thus contribute to peace and stability in Europe.
The Alliance's military forces, which have as their fundamental mission to protect peace, have to provide the essential insurance against potential risks at the minimum level necessary to prevent war of any kind, and, should aggression occur, to restore peace.
www.nato.int /docu/basictxt/b911108a.htm   (5974 words)

 Business Report - Principles of warfare have their place in successful business strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Such a strategy first probes and withdraws to determine the opposition's strengths, forces opponents to stretch their commitments, then concentrates its resources, attacks a clear exposure, overwhelms a selected market segment, and builds a bridgehead, before regrouping and expanding from that base to dominate a wider field.
This is compatible with, say, the principle of concentration, which is similar in that superior combat power must be focussed at the critical time.
Military strategy incorporates an economy of effort which is not always part of typical management strategy.
www.busrep.co.za /index.php?fArticleId=338369&fSectionId=553&fSetId=304   (1022 words)

 Asia Times
On Saturday, Ullman told Canada's National Post newspaper that the previously untested "shock and awe" military strategy was "being inaugurated in Iraq in its most extreme form, at a level of intimidation on par with the 1945 nuclear attack on Japan" - also carried out by the United States.
In fact, words used by US military officials to describe the nature of the massive aerial attack on Iraq in the first days - such as "decapitation" - can be traced to their attempt to use Sun's strategy.
The US military also invoked some of his principles in the 1991 Gulf War, and more recently, books and theories have been written about how Sun Tzu's thinking can be used by the United States in its "war on terrorism" after September 11, 2001.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Middle_East/ED02Ak02.html   (959 words)

 Best Business Books: Strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The use of prescriptive principles appealed strongly to military educators, and de Jomini wrote for a wide audience that was eager to understand the “secret” of Napoleon’s success.
Military ties between France and the fledgling United States had grown close during the War of Independence, and generations of West Point engineers had been trained by the “principles” approach.
For those with the planning mind-set, strategy is formulated through a controlled, conscious, explicit process conducted by the CEO (and a group of planners) in a top-down, formal fashion and emerges fully formed from this process ready for implementation.
www.strategy-business.com /press/16635507/14556?tid=230&pg=all   (2659 words)

 The National Security Strategy of the United States of America
In keeping with our heritage and principles, we do not use our strength to press for unilateral advantage.We seek instead to create a balance of power that favors human freedom: conditions in which all nations and all societies can choose for themselves the rewards and challenges of political and economic liberty.
Therefore we have developed an active strategy to help the Andean nations adjust their economies, enforce their laws, defeat terrorist organizations, and cut off the supply of drugs, while—as important—we work to reduce the demand for drugs in our own country.
A military structured to deter massive Cold War-era armies must be transformed to focus more on how an adversary might fight rather than where and when a war might occur.
www.whitehouse.gov /nsc/nssall.html   (11020 words)

 Powell's Books - The Art of War by Sun Tzu and Thomas Cleary
Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior-philosopher, The Art of War is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today, as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it as been by military leaders since ancient times.
This translation presents the classic from the point of view of its background in the great spiritual tradition of Taoism, the origin of psychology, science, and technology in East Asia and the source of the insights into human nature that underlie this most revered of handbooks for success.
Helps the reader apply the principles of military strategy to all challenges and conflicts of life.
www.powells.com /cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-0877734526-44   (352 words)

 November 1, 2001 - News from Lutheran World Relief
We reaffirm the "Code of Conduct" requirement that aid is to be provided wherever it is needed, not as a partisan or political act and not as an instrument of military strategy.
In accordance with this principle and the moral teachings of our faith, we commit ourselves and call others to ensure the separation of humanitarian assistance from military action during conflicts, now as in the past.
Military responses that undermine effective humanitarian aid endanger innocent people and deepen this humanitarian crisis, and by so doing, also undermine the prospects for future cooperation against terrorist acts.
www.lwr.org /news/01/110101.asp   (809 words)

 Policy remains purely defensive
China's national defence, in keeping with and contributing to the country's development and security strategies, aims at maintaining national security and unity, and ensuring the realization of the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way.
The first step is to lay a solid foundation by 2010, the second is to make major progress around 2020, and the third is to basically reach the strategic goal of building informatized armed forces and being capable of winning informatized wars by the mid-21st century.
Over 60,000 military personnel have been removed from the headquarters and directly affiliated units of military area commands and provincial military commands.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /china/2006-12/30/content_771299.htm   (1193 words)

 ICRC neutrality and neutrality in humanitarian assistance
Moreover, by observing the principles of abstention and impartiality from the outset, of its own free will and at all times, the ICRC has won the confidence of States and has been assigned under international rules tasks that were initially based on less solid legal grounds [17].
However, since these objections do not always draw a distinction between the military and the humanitarian applications of the concept of neutrality, they may be construed as blanket criticism of the principle, covering all the fields to which it may be applied.
It therefore remains to be established whether assistance distributed by military, police or civilian units involved in a coercive operation, or in a peacekeeping operation with or without coercive powers [69], may be regarded as neutral [70].
www.icrc.org /Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/57JN2Z   (6106 words)

 Foreign Policy In Focus | A Strategy Foretold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The Bush administration has opted for a security strategy that is aggressive and that prioritizes the use of the military to deliver weapons of mass destruction.
This new strategy of rapid militarization at home, a permanent and expanding U.S. military presence abroad, and a policy of first strike defense against perceived enemies is one that was foretold.
The military strategists, neoconservative analysts, and military-industrial lobbyists spent the 1990s preparing the strategy of U.S. military preeminence that the Bush administration is now implementing under their direction.
www.fpif.org /fpiftxt/920   (1166 words)

 Defense Issues: Volume 10, Number 26-- Strategy of Flexible and Selective Engagement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In formulating national military strategy the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff derives guidance from the National Security Strategy articulated by the president and from the Bottom-up Review conducted by the secretary of defense.
The strategic landscape is characterized by four principal dangers which our military must address: regional instability, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, transnational dangers such as drug trafficking and terrorism, and the dangers to democracy and reform in the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
The national military strategy of flexible and selective engagement addresses the challenges and opportunities of the next century.
www.defenselink.mil /speeches/1995/s19950308-report.html   (1495 words)

 Principles of military strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The principle of mass - given all things being equal, sending a single tactical allied unit to combat a single tactical enemy unit will result in 50% chance of defeat, resulting in a 1 to 1 loss ratio at the strategic level.
Principles of War, translated and edited by Hans W. Gatzke, The Military Service Publishing Compnay, 1942.
"Military Instructions", The King of Prussia's military instructions to his generals.
sports.abcworld.net /Principles_of_military_strategy.html   (316 words)

 Business Skills Seminars & Workshops
The principle of exploitation emphasizes the importance of follow-up and follow-through.
The third principle of military strategy that applies to personal and corporate thinking is the Principle of Cooperation.
In military terms, this is often called the principle of "concerted action." In business terms, your ability to work effectively and harmoniously with other individuals and groups is more responsible for your success than any other quality.
www.selfimprovementdirectory.com /business-skills-seminars.html   (825 words)

 Principles of military strategy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This page lists common principles of military strategy.
The principle of mass Given all things being equal, sending a single tactical allied unit to combat a single tactical enemy unit will result in 50% chance of defeat, resulting in a 1 to 1 loss ratio at the strategic level.
Choose a flexible strategy so you can adapt to changing conditions.
www.casimiro.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/p/pr/principles_of_military_strategy.html   (178 words)

 War (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
There needs, in short, to be an ethical “exit strategy” from war, and it deserves at least as much thought and effort as the purely military exit strategy so much on the minds of policy planners and commanding officers.
Any serious defection, by any participant, from these principles of just war settlement should be seen as a violation of the rules of just war termination, and so should be punished.
At the least, violation of such principles mandates a new round of diplomatic negotiations—even binding international arbitration—between the relevant parties to the dispute.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/war   (10665 words)

 Gaining the upper hand anytime, anywhere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The author dedicates one chapter each to the 12 tried and tested principles of strategy that have been used by top military leaders for more than 20 centuries and by business executives, too.
A leader or a manager cannot hope to lead his men if his goal is not clear to him and if his strategy is fuzzy.
That's putting the Principle of the Mass ("Focus single-mindedly one on thing, the most important thing, and stay with it until it is done") to practice.
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