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  Strategic depth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Strategic depth is a staple of the military literature.
The Soviet retreat, in the face of the German attack, from Poland in June 1941 to the outskirts of Moscow in December 1941, allowed the Soviet Union to move its industrial base to east of the Ural Mountains.
A state which has made strategic depth a part of national strategy is Pakistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Strategic_depth   (240 words)

 Military strategy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The father of modern strategic study, Carl von Clausewitz, defined military strategy as "the employment of battles to gain the end of war." Hence, he gave the preeminence to politics aims over military goals, insuring civilian control of the military.
Note that of the above list of strategic terms, even this elementary summary indicates that the Mongols strategy was directed towards an objective (that schwerpunkt (main focus) being nothing less than the psychology of the opposing population) achieved through the offensive; the offensive was characterized by concentration of forces, maneuver, surprise and simplicity.
The problem with attrition was that the use of fortified defenses in depth generally required a ratio of ten attackers to one defender for any reasonable chance of victory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_strategy   (4132 words)

 FM 100-61 Chptr 2 Strategic Operations
A strategic operation may be offensive, with the goals of liberating or seizing politically and economically important areas or destroying the main enemy forces, or it may be defensive, with the goal of repulsing the offensives of enemy force groupings and inflicting heavy casualties on them.
At the operational and strategic levels, however, preparedness of the defense is more likely a function of whether or not the enemy has completed deployment of the force designated to defend in a particular sector of frontage or a defensive line in the operational or strategic depth.
Depending on the overall depth of a particular theater, first-echelon army groups may also be able to seize important political and industrial centers and lines of communications in the rear of the theater.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/policy/army/fm/100-61/CH22.htm#s4p6   (12927 words)

 CCC - Risk of Inadvertent India-Pakistan Nuclear War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Strategic Insights is a monthly electronic journal produced by the Center for Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
The survival of Pakistan's strategic forces is critical to Pakistan, and a threat to them could place pressure on Pakistan to launch a nuclear attack while the strategic forces are still intact and capable of making a credible impression upon India.
This condition is reinforced by India's greater strategic depth, and its superior air and ballistic missile defenses.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /si/feb03/southAsia2.asp   (2342 words)

 Strategic Depth, Strategic Assets and the Changing Dynamics of Pakistan’s Kashmir Game Plan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The putative abandonment, loss or ‘sacrifice’ of Strategic Depth since September 11 is a revolution in Pakistan’s security doctrine and Kashmir policy at best, as Musharraf seemed to be portraying it, or a casuistic ‘sour grapes’ eyewash of a strategic nightmare at worst.
Depth, in the garb of a defensive shield, was in fact an offensive tactic to “bleed India with a thousand cuts in Kashmir.” (Zia) Afghan opium poppies and mujahideen, the two swords of ISI machinery, would be the servicing fuel and ammunition for overthrowing “the tyranny against our Kashmiri brethren” (Beg).
Depth was also a conduit through which mercenaries and “guest militants” from various Arab nationalities could be recruited for the jihadi terror in Kashmir and this turned into a reality by the mid-nineties when the indigenous movement in the valley was practically hijacked and overwhelmed by foreign fighters.
www.kashmirherald.com /featuredarticle/strategicdepth-prn.html   (1035 words)

Strategic planning was strongly linked to a rational approach of forming, formulating and implementing a long-term action map for an organisation.
The majority of analysts examine the implications of strategic issues on large organisations with employee size of 250 and above, neglecting research on the visions, activities, and strategic decision making of the main engine of employment and economic growth of the nation, that is small-medium companies.
The majority of strategic debates, decisions, and actions are kept on a verbal level because of the less restricted information flow; thus the majority of the employees in an SME ‘know what is going on’.
www.btinternet.com /~e.sainidis/Paper3.html   (2610 words)

 Ethermoon Entertainment - Game Overview
A game with strategic depth is a game where the player is constantly confronted with meaningful choices -- a game where the player must constantly be thinking of what they plan on doing next, two minutes from now, or even towards the end of the game.
Add the fact that players must carefully select their units in order to counter what their opponent is up to, and decide not just what but when and where to produce units and you are left with a game that is very difficult to master, but extremely easy to learn.
Chess is strategically deep for similar reasons -- the nuances of the interactions of the pieces and the timing associated with them are extremely difficult to master, but the basic rules are easy to learn.
www.ethermoon.com /game/strategic-depth.phtml   (608 words)

 Al-Ahram Weekly | A mirage mis-named strategic depth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The attainment of "strategic depth" has been a prime objective of Pakistan's Afghan policy since the days of General Ziaul Haq.
Yet far from improving the tenuous notion of "strategic depth", the Taliban's victory is likely to augment Pakistan's political and strategic predicament.
The notion of strategic depth is founded on this presumption.
weekly.ahram.org.eg /1998/392/foc12.htm   (1591 words)

 "Israel Looks Over the Horizon: Responding to the Threats of Weapons Proliferation," by Gerald M. Steinberg
Israeli strategic superiority, including its purported nuclear deterrent option, has provided a degree of general as well as immediate (crisis) deterrence, and also dissuaded the Arab states from employing missiles or risking the response of attacks on Israeli population centers.
In this context, territorial control and strategic depth continue to be of central importance for Israel, highlighting the centrality of the Jordan Valley and Golan Heights as buffer zones and obstacles to large-scale attacks.
Strategic deterrence and defense are also important factors in the responses to threats posed by WMD proliferation in the region.
www.jcpa.org /jl/vp457.htm   (8333 words)

 Strategic Depth Reviewed
While current conventional wisdom holds that Pakistan’s ‘strategic depth’ theory rightly lies dead somewhere in Afghanistan, perhaps it is time for a serious reappraisal.
Interestingly, most of the strategically important decisions during the decade were the work of Pakistan’s military planners, or were taken at their behest.
The tool for the advancement of the earlier version of the ‘strategic depth’ theory was primarily religion, and the nature of the policy was essentially intrusive and interventionist (meddling in Afghanistan).
www.newsline.com.pk /NewsMarch2002/viewpoint.htm   (2292 words)

 Israel - Strategic Depth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Because of the absence until 1967 of the depth of terrain essential for strategic defense, Israel could ensure that military action was conducted on Arab territory only by attacking first.
Moreover, Israel feared that a passive defensive strategy would permit the Arabs, secure in the knowledge that Israel would not fight unless attacked, to wage a protracted low-level war of attrition, engage in brinkmanship through incremental escalation, or mobilize for war with impunity.
The occupation of conquered territories in 1967 greatly increased Israel's strategic depth, and Israeli strategic thinking changed accordingly.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-6828.html   (380 words)

 The mire of Pakistan’s Strategic Depth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Under Z.A. Bhutto, Pakistan had made her strategic depth eastward a reality by forging strong political linkage with the “enemy of the enemy”.
In her strategic depth westward concept, Pakistan managed to keep the US on her side in sponsoring the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Thus Pakistan finds that the concept of strategic depth was nothing but a reckless march into the mire that has left her bruised and mauled.
www.kashmirherald.com /featuredarticle/pakstrategicdepth.html   (1110 words)

 Strategic Command: European Theater for PC Review - PC Strategic Command: European Theater Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Strategic Command: European Theater is a simple and at times simplistic look at the epic sweep of World War II in Europe.
Strategic Command's level of detail strikes a perfect balance between getting bogged down in too much detail and glossing over important historical factors.
Strategic Command's coarse scale keeps the action manageable, but it causes a few historical problems.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/strategiccommandet/review.html   (671 words)

 Strategic Command: European Theater Preview - PC News at GameSpot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
However, thanks to Strategic Command's research options, you'll get to boost your units beyond their basic capabilities, creating a unique force to serve your strategic needs.
Instead, Strategic Command seems to be more along the lines of the popular board game Axis and Allies, but with more historical realism and sophistication.
Movement and combat in Strategic Command will be brought to life with some very simple visuals and sound effects.
www.gamespot.com /pc/strategy/strategiccommandet/preview_2874047.html?page=2   (757 words)

 destinationCRM.com: Infomating the Strategic Management Process
strategic alignment in such an organization can be assisted by the use of modern data management tools and information visualization methods.
GMS is a web-based, thin-client application that captures goal interrelationships directly from individual goal leaders, determines alignment linkages in terms of "strategic breadth" and "strategic depth," and automatically generates a variety of comparison tables and diagrammatic artifacts from the database.
As a component of an enterprise-wide, strategic management information architecture, GMS functions both as a knowledge repository and a computational center for the algorithms required to build the horizontal, vertical, and lateral strategic path diagrams.
www.destinationcrm.com /articles?ArticleID=1722   (1136 words)

 Strategic Planning   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations: A Practical Guide and Workbook.
Shows how to create and implement an effective strategic plan using a simple, seven-phase process that covers everything from defining your mission and setting your course to initiating, monitoring and streamlining your plan.
Tips are given on using the process alone or in conjunction with an in-depth strategic planning process.
www.new.org /library/bookstore/lsbooksp.html   (257 words)

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Its argument is that in an age of unconventional weaponry, strategic depth is unimportant.
The continued importance of territorial depth is not lost on much larger countries with much less to lose than Israel.
Similarly, NATO defense strategy is still (even after the breakup of the Soviet Union and the disintegration of the Warsaw Pact) based on strategic depth.
www.jr.co.il /articles/politics/depth.txt   (745 words)

 Defensible Borders for a Lasting Peace
A suitable distance from the strategic interior, predicated on the assumption that its conquest or serious damage could undermine the army's ability to hold firm.
There is a necessity for sufficient depth for the reserve forces to mass and for adequate space before enemy forces reach the strategic interior.
While a policy of pre-emptive attack could theoretically create the necessary depth for defense, if the threat to israel were to emanate from states that formally were signatories to peace treaties, the chances that an Israeli government would violate them with pre-emptive action are nil.
www.defensibleborders.org /amidror.htm   (5893 words)

 CCC - Risk of Inadvertent India-Pakistan Nuclear War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Strategic Insights are authored monthly by analysts with the Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC).
[2] This disadvantage is very significant because Pakistan has little strategic depth; that is, many of its strategic assets are close to its border with India.
This is reinforced by a several factors, including India's reliance on negative control features, and its greater strategic depth.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /rsepResources/si/feb03/southAsia2.asp   (2315 words)

 Saint Mary's College Strategic Plan
Hence, in addition to considering various ways in which the curriculum might lead the student successfully through breadth and depth of knowledge to an integration of her learning, we must consider the no less important ways in which student life outside the classroom can contribute to such learning.
Students often see general education courses as hoops through which to jump, and in crucial settings, such as faculty-student advising, we fear that there is both poor understanding and poor articulation of the program and its intended relation to inculcating "ways of knowing" in the liberal arts.
While it can be argued that the best kind of faculty life resembles to some degree the monastic life, the constructive rejection of much of what the culture at large has to offer, we cannot naively imagine that faculty members live independently of that larger culture and are unaffected by its pressures and values.
www.saintmarys.edu /~spac/Background/J4Creport.html   (6114 words)

 Israel's Three Strategic Challenges - Middle East Quarterly - December 1999
Factors such as space (in Israeli security parlance, "lack of strategic depth"), demographic asymmetry (the overwhelming Arab numerical superiority), and a "pariah" status in the international community (which deepened Israel's dependence on U.S. goodwill) determined Israel's defense posture, which was based on deterrence.
Bereft of clear strategic guidelines, formally thrashed out during the course of regular dialogues between representatives of different points of view, Israel's generals have, in intellectual terms, tended to live from hand to mouth.
Institutionalizing the strategic planning process has another potential advantage: it might compel Israel's security community, as well as the larger Israeli public, to come to terms with a fact that is well known but rarely discussed: the need to change the nature of Israel's army, the IDF.
www.meforum.org /article/445   (4394 words)

 Strategic Planning with The InnerWork Company   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In today’s environment of accelerating change and unpredictability, taking time away from the fires of day-to-day operations to develop a Strategic Plan may be essential not only for success, but for survival.
In this in-depth, powerful strategic thinking process, you will work with an experienced InnerWork consultant to examine the seven critical components of a systematic but concise strategic plan.
Then, using your own organization as the model, you will learn and apply the strategic planning foundations of market segmentation, external analysis, internal analysis, capability assessments, key assumptions and future scenarios, and selecting key growth strategies for your most promising markets.
www.innerwork.com /innerwork_html/3_strategic_planning.html   (215 words)

 The Growing Threat to Israel's Qualitative Military Edge - MK Dr. Yuval Steinitz
Israel has no strategic depth and could face a situation in which its air superiority was jeopardized by guerrilla forces coming from neighboring countries just a short distance away, or even from the Palestinian Authority.
This is because in Iraq, the American air bases and carriers were located far from the Iraqi forces, and due to its air superiority, the United States was able to send its troops to engage Iraqi forces at the time of its choosing.
So despite its qualitative edge, the fact that this country is so vulnerable, with no strategic depth, means that Israel has to be very careful not to be surprised and to preserve its qualitative edge.
www.jcpa.org /brief/brief3-10.htm   (2863 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Pakistan had sought strategic depth in Afghanistan by installing a client regime there.
Military analysts claim that strategic depth makes sense only as an area to retreat and regroup to fight another day.
Instead of Pakistan finding strategic depth in Afghanistan, it is the remnants of the ousted taliban regime which have found strategic depth in Pakistan.
www.telegraphindia.com /1030717/asp/opinion/story_2166060.asp   (1041 words)

 The Whole Argument for Operation Iraqi Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Before the decade of the 1940s was over, it had become evident the gravest strategic challenge facing the United States was the possibility of a shooting war with the Soviet Union.
Further, America’s deeper strategic intentions were in no meaningful sense ‘secret.’ Anyone with a map of the world and the slightest understanding of modern warfare could see what Washington was doing.
This plan to make governments of the Middle East rethink their strategic positions, policies, and calculations is the War on Terror’s analog to America’s Cold War ‘strategic depth’ architecture in Europe.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/Printable.asp?ID=12230   (1312 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Opinions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This then was the grand strategy of the Pakistan military seeking “strategic depth” against India, by the virtual takeover of Afghanistan and its northern neighbours.
Quite obviously, the Pakistanis are seeking to lay the groundwork to re-establish “strategic depth” throughout Afghanistan, in the conviction that the Americans are bound to leave that country in course of time.
Russia recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Uzbekistan and an agreement with Tajikistan on June 4 that reinforced its existing troop presence there with provisions that would reportedly give it access to military facilities outside the capital, Dushanbe.
www.tribuneindia.com /2004/20040812/edit.htm   (4464 words)

 Ethermoon Entertainment - Game Overview
While remaining true to the RTS genre, Strifeshadow sets itself apart from other RTS games in three key ways: Strategic depth in gameplay, an emphasis on involved battles and tactical control, and a variety of community-oriented features.
Strategic depth in gameplay is a somewhat elusive concept, but it is what primarily separates a good RTS from a great RTS.
A game that is strategically deep always leaves the player with valid choices to make at any given moment.
www.ethermoon.com /game/index.phtml   (424 words)

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