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Design Of Battle
DESIGN FOR NAPOLEONS CORPORAL  

Napoleon recognized how vital it was to have an enlisted soldier in the planning process. During every Battle Plans briefing Napoleon would have a Corporal shine his boots knowing that the Corporal was listening. Once the General Staff finished the brief, Napoleon would look down at the Corporal and asked if he understood the plan. If the Corporal answered, Yes Sir! The General would have his Staff execute the plan. If the Corporal answered, No Sir! The General would have the General Staff ...Read more >

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DESIGN AND THE PROSPECTS FOR MISSION ANALYSIS  

This is the third article in a series exploring the impact of design philosophy and whether a military renaissance is potentially afoot.1 This episode attempts to expose the myth that design is a methodology. that leads to understanding. that eventually leads to good military ...Read more >

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DESIGN AND THE PROSPECTS FOR DECISION  

The designers may begin with a vague image of some ideal solution. They factor their decision into a sequence of nested design and search cycles, essentially working their way through a decision tree, with the decisions at each node more narrow and focused than the ...Read more >

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OPERATIONS ON THE CUSP OF POSTPOSITIVISM  

Complex operations require complex mental models. Our traditional model for developing and disseminating professional military knowledge has been tied to a kind of pseudoscience and as such doctrine has historically been akin to finding independent ...Read more >

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DESIGN VERSUS THE CENTER OF GRAVITY  

When FM 100-5 reintroduced the center of gravity (CoG) concept in 1986, it claimed it was the essence of operational art. Today a claim can be made that design is now the essence of operational art. Nevertheless, the center of gravity concept is still the powerful analytical tool doctrine ...Read more >

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PROMOTING DEMOCRACY FOR CREATING A BETTER AND PEACEFUL WORLD  By Nitin Pai and Sneha Shankar

In the past few years, public protests that have erupted in various regions across the world have sought to be understood as struggles in a number of ways: ...Read more >

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