Accession Number : ADA326676

Title :   The Tactics of Money: A Strategic Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Stategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Donoho, Robert R.

PDF Url : ADA326676

Report Date : 07 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Money, as a concept, is an important ingredient to the success of a military operation. As an entity, money is an artificial construct which allows the transfer of value in an abstract form. The utility of money as a concept is essential in providing the modern military commander with a resource that can be transformed into virtually anything. Money, in this context, not only encompasses cash but knowledge and extensive expertise. It is tied to a myriad collection of processes which define, in monetary terms, the assets the military commander has at his disposal and in some cases, their use. The relationship between business and money has restricted the manner we view money during military conflict. This paper examines these restrictions and through a historical perspective, presents ways that a military commander can capitalize on the flexibility of this concept given today's operational environment.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *MILITARY TACTICS, *MONEY, MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY STRATEGY, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, ACCOUNTING, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, MILITARY DOCTRINE, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, MILITARY PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE