Accession Number : ADA325827

Title :   Strategic Vision: Precision Guidance to the Center of Gravity.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Sheehy, Stephen P.

PDF Url : ADA325827

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A new American way of war has evolved over the years-one that uses technology as leverage to decisively attack the enemy's strategic or operational center of gravity while minimizing casualties, collateral damage, and national resources expended. This new way of war has been incorporated into Joint Vision 2010, the joint Chiefs of Staff's strategic vision, as well as the four services' strategic visions. These visions are focusing on precision guided munitions as one of the primary sources of technology giving the combatant commanders the capability to indirectly and decisively strike the enemy's center of gravity, while achieving the unwritten goals of the new American way of war. The combatant commander will be able to feasibly and acceptably attack the center of gravity by eliminating key operational nodes that will make the center of gravity vulnerable to direct attacks.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *MILITARY STRATEGY, CENTER OF GRAVITY, ATTACK, CASUALTIES, GUIDANCE, MILITARY COMMANDERS, GUIDED WEAPONS.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE