Accession Number : ADA298602

Title :   The Principles of War in the 21st Century. Strategic Considerations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Johnsen, William T. ; Johnson II, Douglas V. ; Kievit, James O. ; Lovelace, Douglas C., Jr. ; Metz, Steven K.

PDF Url : ADA298602

Report Date : 01 AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : The authors examine the concepts, philosophy, and theory of strategy, as well as the nature of land warfare. They analyze how the principles of war may apply at the strategic level of warfare under the conditions of the 21st century. The authors conclude that there is considerable utility in maintaining a set of principles to act as a guide--but not a prescription--for the creative process of strategy formulation and execution. Then they offer a revision of the existing principles of war to conform to the strategic level of warfare and to bring them in line with the anticipated conditions of the so-called "Information Age". (AN)

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC WARFARE, LAND WARFARE, MILITARY STRATEGY, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, LESSONS LEARNED, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MOBILIZATION, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE