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Define "Principles of War"
"Those aspects of warfare that are universally true and relevant" Providing general guidance on applying military force.
How many Principles of war is there?
nine
What are the Principles of war?
Unity of command, Objective, Offensive, Mass, Maneuver, Economy of Force, Security, Surprise, Simplicity
Define Unity of Command
Unity of command concentrates effort for all objectives under one reponsible commander. Airpower must be controlled centrally by an airman
Define Objective
Objective directs operations toward a defined and attainable goal that contributes to strategic, operational and tactical aims. It shapes priorities and avoids fragmenting force elements
Define Mass
Mass concentrates combat power at the most advantageous place and time to achieve decisive results
Define Air and Space Force
Air and space forces achieve mass faster than surface forces through effectiveness of attack, not just overwhelming numbers
Define Maneuver
Maneuver places the enemy at a disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power in a multidimensional combat space
Define Economy of Force
Economy of Force judiciously employs and distributes forces, allocating minimum essential resources to secondary efforts
Define Security
Security never permits the enemy to acquire an unexpected advantage. Gaining and maintaining control of air space and information media is crucial
Define Surprise
Surprise leverages the security principle by attacking the enemy at a time, place or in a manner for which it is not prepared. Air forces achieve surprise more readily than surface forces