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  1. NATURE OF WAR Major Carlos Rascon

  2. SOURCES • Preston/Wise, Men In Arms, pp. 5-14 • MCDP-1, Warfighting • Luvaas article

  3. LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Know and understand the 9 principles of War. • Understand the function and importance of the threads of continuity. • Know the 5 levels of War • Be able to discuss basic definitions as related to warfare.

  4. Mass Objective Offensive Surprise Economy of Force Movement Unity of Command Security Simplicity PRINCIPLES OF WAR

  5. MASS • Concentrates combat power at the decisive time and place

  6. OBJECTIVE • Directs military operations toward a defined and attainable objective that contributes to strategic, operational, or tactical aims.

  7. OFFENSIVE • The use of initiative in combat to set the time, place, and direction of attack.

  8. SURPRISE • Strikes the enemy at a time or place or in a manner for which they are unprepared.

  9. ECONOMY OF FORCE • DISTRIBUTING AVAILABLE FORCES IN THE MOST ADVANTAGEOUS MANNER

  10. MANUEVER • DEFINED -MOVING FORCES IN A TACTICAL MANNER • ESSENTIAL TO COMBAT POWER • REQUIRES FLEXIBILITY

  11. UNITY OF COMMAND • ALL FORCES WORKING TOWARD ONE COMMON GOAL • BEST ACHIEVED BY ONE COMMANDER • INTENT

  12. SECURITY • PREVENTS SURPRISE • DENIES INFORMATION TO THE ENEMY • RETAINS INITIATIVE • HOMELAND DEFENSE

  13. SIMPLICITY • Avoids unnecessary complexity in preparing, planning, and conducting military operations. • K.I.S.S.

  14. THREADS OF CONTINUITY • WAR IS EVERCHANGING • PROVIDE STRUCTURE AND A COMMON REFERENCE TO THE CHANGES IN THE ART OF WAR • TWO TYPES- INTERNAL/EXTERNAL

  15. INTERNAL RELATE TO THE MILITARY DIRECTLY • Professionalism • Tactics • Operations • Strategy

  16. RELATE TO THE GREATER SOCIAL ASPECT IN WHICH THE MILITARY EXISTS POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS SOCIAL FACTORS ECONOMIC TECHNOLOGY EXTERNAL

  17. LEVELS OF WAR • POLITICAL • OPERATIONAL • STRATEGIC • TACTICAL • TECHNICAL

  18. POLITICAL • Establish goals and policies for which war must be fought • Shape warfare on a global level • Geneva convention

  19. OPERATIONAL • Governs the way campaigns are planned and conducted • The link between strategic and tactical

  20. STRATEGIC • THE STRATEGY USED IN BATTLE TO DEFEAT THE ENEMY • GOAL IS TO SECURE THE OBJECTIVE

  21. TECHNICAL • ADVANCEMENTS IN WEAPONS SYSTEM • PIONEERING AND CUTTING EDGE OF TECHNOLOGY

  22. TACTICAL • TECHNIQUES USED TO WIN BATTLES AND ENGAGEMENTS • THE ACTUAL FIGHTING OCCURS HERE

  23. “MOOSEMUSS” THREADS OF CONTINUITY INTERNAL EXTERNAL 5 LEVELS OF WAR POLITICAL OPERATIONAL STRATEGIC TECHNICAL TACTICAL SUMMARY

  24. QUESTIONS?