Description - The Framework of Operational Warfare by Clayton R. Newell
War has always been (and continues to be) a major feature of the way in which the nations of the world interact with one another. Throughout history wars have both built and destroyed great nations. Although the conduct of war is considered the exclusive province of the military, its effects will touch the whole nation. War is also chaotic, and in this book Lieutenant Colonel Newell proposes an orderly method for determining whether or not war is the most appropriate means of resolving international disputes. With the five-paragraph field order format used by the US Army as his base, Lieutenant Colonel Newell provides a logical way to make sense of the chaos of war. He suggests four questions which need to be answered before a country's military leadership decides to use military force in order to impose their will on another nation: What is the situation? What is the object of war? How will the war be supported? How will the war be controlled? The answers to these questions depend on the perspective from which war is viewed (strategic, operational and tactical). The use of the five questions and three perspectives provides an orderly framework for analysing the disorde
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