This article explores the current debate about service and Joint operating concepts, starting with the Army’s multi-domain operations concept. It argues for adaptations to an old operational design technique—defeat mechanisms; updates to Joint and service planning doctrine; and discipline regarding emerging concepts. Rather than debate over attrition versus maneuver, combinations of a suite of defeat mechanisms should be applied to gain victory in the future.
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Frank Hoffman, "Defeat Mechanisms in Modern Warfare," Parameters 51, no. 4 (2021): 49-66, doi:10.55540/0031-1723.3091.
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