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EFFECTS BASED OPERATIONS APPLYING NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE IN PEACE, CRISIS AND WAR  

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 fundamentally changed our security environment. The system of strategic deterrence in place since the beginning of the Cold War visibly collapsed. In place of mutually assured retaliation came the threat of terrorists armed with weapons of mass effect whom we may not be able to identify and who have no homeland at ...Read more >

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EFFECTS-BASED OPERATIONS : THE WAY AHEAD  

The world in which we live is and always has been complex, non-linear, ambiguous, and uncertain, and the most complex and non-linear part of this world is man himself. In spite of this enduring reality, military power and the way in which we use it have tended to focus on providing linear therefore mostly attrition-based solutions to linear warfare ...Read more >

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EFFECTS BASED OPERATIONS : AN OVERVIEW  

The definition shown here is directly out of the Air Force Doctrine Document 1, AF Basic Doctrine EBO is an approach to planning, executing and assessing military operations with an explicit focus on effects as opposed to targets or even objectives. ...Read more >

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OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT : THE ACHILLES HEEL OF EFFECTS BASED OPERATIONS  

With the promise of war-winning efficiency, the effects-based operations (EBO) concept has rightly become the subject of intense joint study. For all this enthusiasm, however, operational commanders ultimately require more than the highly-theoretical EBO concepts. They also require a method of assessing, during a campaign’s execution, whether or not the more sophisticated EBO approach is ...Read more >

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ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTS BASED OPERATIONS  

The paper is designed to provide the JFCOM staff with clear guidance and a new direction on how EBO will be addressed in joint doctrine and used in joint training, concept development, and experimentation. I am convinced that the various interpretations of EBO have caused confusion throughout the joint force and amongst our multinational partners that we must ...Read more >

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OPERATIONAL ASSESSMENT THE ACHILLES HEEL OF EFFECTS-BASED OPERATIONS  

With the promise of war-winning efficiency, the effects-based operations (EBO) concept has rightly become the subject of intense joint study. For all this enthusiasm, however, operational commanders ultimately require more than the highly-theoretical EBO concepts. They also require a method of assessing, during a campaign’s execution, whether or not the more sophisticated EBO approach is ...Read more >

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EFFECTS-BASED OPERATIONS  

The world in which we live is and always has been complex and filled with ambiguities and uncertainties and the most complex part of this world has always been man himself – a point that operations in Iraq and Afghanistan underscore every day. Yet, in spite of this pervasive non-linearity, military efforts have tended to focus on linear, attrition-based solutions to linear warfare problems that often have little to do with our messy reality. Effects-Based Operations (EBO) focus on the single ...Read more >

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EFFECTS BASED OPERATIONS : A CRITIQUE  

Effects-based operations (EBO) and their associated planning constructs are controversial topics in the Armed Forces today. U.S. Joint Forces Command has been developing this concept for over 5 years and, to the same degree as the Standing Joint Force Headquarters established in each of the regional combatant commands, integration and application vary widely. While this may be considered normal for military cultural evolution, EBO is especially thorny because of its work force demands and ...Read more >

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COMPLEXITY, NETWORKING, EFFECTS-BASED APPROACHES TO OPERATIONS  

ictures of the earth from space can be very striking. We see a bright blue orb upon which the irregular outlines of seas and continents can be discerned beneath an ever-changing swirl of clouds that sometimes obscures the shapes of both seas and continents. There are no straight lines to be seen in this picture. In fact, for all of the beauty of this scene, it is difficult to find anything very orderly in the picture and we cannot predict exactly what forms the clouds may take in the ...Read more >

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LITERATURE SERVE ON EFFECT BASED OPERATIONS.A PH.D. STUDY ON MEASURING MILITARY EFFECTS AND EFFECTIVENESS  

Effect based operation or shortly EBO are a rather new military force application concept in military operations. As a prime supplier for the Netherlands Ministry of defence. TNO-FEEL assists in research and development for policy and decision support.Within this framework a Ph.D. Study on measuring military effect and effectiveness start on 2003.TNO-FEL hopes that the research can result in a methodology which can be used in long term military planning.Operational planning and operational ...Read more >

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EFFECTS-BASED OPERATIONS AND THE EXERCISE OF NATIONAL POWER  

THE WORLD is connected globally in societal,economic, governmental and infostructural and infrastructural terms. As the United States faces 21st-century adversaries and national security challenges,it must acknowledge these threats as being distributed, networked, urban and different from the 20th-century, nation-state and military-power constructs it has historically organized against.Acting against such threats in traditional ways will be too costly, slow and destructive. Adversaries will ...Read more >

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EFFECTS BASED OPERATIONS  

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THE EFFECTS BASED APPROACH TO OPERATIONS AND THE FUTURE OF ARMY DOCTRINE  

This thesis addresses the implications of the Effects-Based Approach to Operations (EBAO) concept on U.S. Army doctrine. EBAO has the potential to radically change the Joint concept of warfare if one considers it as a more holistic approach to planning and conducting operations. Despite the Army’s resistance to apply EBAO below the Corps level, numerous case studies from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) exist to prove otherwise and demonstrate how EBAO can ...Read more >

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