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Shock and Awe, Achieving Rapid Dominance

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Co-author: James P. Wade
Published: 1996
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,091 / 137 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49
LoC Category: J
Downloads: 3,029 7090

L.A. 'Bud' Edney, Fred M. Franks, Charles A. Horner, Jonathan T. Howe, and Keith Brendley

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the way in which we attempt to integrate far more broadly strategy, technology, and innovation to achieve Shock and Awe. It is this interaction and focus which we think will provide the most interesting results.

For these and other reasons, we have embarked on an ambitious intellectual excursion in making a preliminary definition of Rapid Dominance. For the moment, we view Rapid Dominance in the formation stage and not as a final product. Over the next months, we believe further steps should be taken to refine Rapid Dominance and to develop "paper" systems and force designs that will add crucial specificity to this concept. Then, this Rapid Dominance force can be assessed against five sets of questions:

- First, assuming that a Rapid Dominance force can be fielded with the appropriate capabilities of Shock and Awe to affect and shape the adversary's will, how would this force compare with and improve on our ability to fight, win, and deal with a major regional contingency (MRC)? - S



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