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Unformatted text preview: Making Strategy “War is an extension of politics by other means.”- Carl von Clausewitz • Definitions • Doctrine • National Objectives • Grand Strategy • Military Strategy • Operational Strategy • Battlefield Strategy • Influences on the Strategy Process Overview • Policy—Guidance that is directive or instructive, stating what is to be accomplished – Objectives and rules of engagement – Mutable and often changes Definitions • Strategy—The art and science of coordinating the development, deployment, and employment of military forces to achieve national security objectives Definitions • Doctrine—A statement of officially sanctioned beliefs, war- fighting principles, and terminology that describes and guides the proper use of military forces in support of national objectives – How a job should be done – Evolves from experience and theory – Authoritative, but unlike policy, not directive Definitions Doctrine • Common frame of reference • Shapes how AF organizes, trains, equips, and sustains • Prepares us for future uncertainties • Used with judgment • Political, economic, or social situation may dictate departure from doctrine National Objectives • The fundamental aims, goals, or purposes of a nation toward which a policy is directed, and efforts & resources are applied – Three Levels of Interest • Vital • Major • Peripheral National Objectives...
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