The Post-Operational Level Age of War

Contents

  • Preface

    Israel Defense Force Brigadier General, Yacov Bengo

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  • Through three concepts: ‘Operational Focus Approach’, ‘Combat Worth’ And ‘Strategic Value’ the authors explain what is needed to be done in order to maximize the utility of force in contemporary military operations. This article is Part Two of an analysis of the post-operational level age.

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  • To achieve the optimal connection between policy, strategy and tactics (described in part 1) through an operational focus approach that connects the strategic value to the combat worth (described in part 2), a new kind of situational assessment is required. The staffs, from brigade to General Staff level, should include two separate groups: a Planning Group and a C2 Group. We believe the uncertainty hovering over the utility of military force in achieving the national goals makes this new structure crucial for the effective application of that force.

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The Post-Operational Level Age of War

The Post-Operational Level Age of War

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