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Military Strategy vs. Military Doctrine

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  • Jacob Barfoed
The article argues that while doctrine represents the more scientific side of warfare, strategy represents the artistic side. Existing doctrine will almost never meet the requirements for winning the next war; it is through the artistic application of generic peacetime doctrine to the specific strategic and operational context, using doctrine as building blocks for a context specific military strategy, that the military commander outwits and defeats or coerces the adversary and achieves the military objectives.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMilitaert Tidsskrift
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2015

    Controlled Keywords

  • Military Strategy
  • Military doctrines
  • Innovation
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