Accession Number : ADA297982

Title :   Synchronization, Balance and Coup D'oeil.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Kirin, Stephen J.

PDF Url : ADA297982

Report Date : 16 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Synchronization was introduced into U. S, Army doctrine in 1980 to capture the idea of a higher order of sophistication in the application of combat power. Since then it has become the "overarching operational concept" of Joint Doctrine and an increasingly popular term in doctrinal jargon. Unfortunately, it is just another term for coordination and a source of ambiguity. Some contend that it is just another term for coordination and fail to conceptualize the term's doctrinal implication. Others argue that it is a disguise for centralized control and is, therefore, diametrically opposed to initiative and decentralized execution. (MM)

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, ARMY OPERATIONS, MILITARY PLANNING, BURMA.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE