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This from the Project Guttenberg. Edited:
Originally posted by Shock and Awe, by Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade:
Before Sun Tzu, strategists have been tantalized and confounded by the elusive goal of destroying the adversary's will to resist before, during, and after battle.
Today this goal of affecting the will, understanding, and perception of an adversary can be brought closer to fruition.
At the very minimum, such an effort will enhance and improve the ability of our military forces to carry out their missions more successfully through identifying and reinforcing points of leverage, identifying and creating additional options effectively.
The confluence of strategy, technology and innovation has the potential for revolutionary change. We envisage Rapid Dominance as the revolutionary change. The strategic centers of gravity, modified by the uniquely American ability to integrate all this, are these junctures of strategy, technology, and innovation.
Should a Rapid Dominance force actually be fielded with the requisite operational capabilities, it is neither a silver bullet nor a panacea
And certainly not an antidote or preventative for a major policy blunder, miscalculation, or mistake.
It should also be fully appreciated that situations will exist in which Rapid Dominance (or any other doctrine) may not work or apply because of political, strategic, or other limiting factors.