Useful Slides History.ppt - PS124A \u201cWar!\u201d Some Useful Slides Part I A Brief History of War Introduction History War and Theory 1 Why Is the Study of

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PS124A: “War!” Some Useful Slides Part I: A Brief History of War
1. Why Is the Study of War So Difficult? A. War is a very broad topic. B. War is a very complex social enterprise.C. War is an emotional topic. 2. What Is this Course About? 3. Some Military Vocabulary 4. Course Outline and Requirements. Introduction: History, War and Theory Introduction: History, War and Theory
Tactics: Decisions and actions about using force in a battle with the goal of winning that battle. Operations: Decisions and actions about moving forces within a theater (a region) with the goal of winning a campaign (a series of battles). Strategy: Decisions and actions about moving forces between theaters with the goal of winning the war. Grand Strategy: Political decisions about using force, such as the decision to engage in a war or join an alliance. Some Military Concepts Some Military Concepts
Concept Geo. Region Goal Tactics a battlefield Win the battle Operations a theater Win a campaign Strategy all theaters Win the war Grand Strategy -------------- Politics Some Military Concepts Some Military Concepts
Doctrine: A military’s playbook. How a military combines tactics, operations, and strategy. Examples: “Offensive doctrine” (World War I): Attack > Defense.

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