04 October 2012

BULLETS! - End-States

-- quick and dirty words of wisdom collected over the years --

Never give a multi-faceted end-state without prioritizing. "I want to allow no penetration of PL SCOTT, retain 70% combat power, and be prepared to conduct future operations" is
a crappy end-state. Which one is the priority: no pen of PL SCOTT, 70% combat power, or ability to conduct future ops?
COMMANDERS: don't do this to your subordinates.
SUBORDINATES: if your commanders do this to you, pin them down to specifics. And by the way, why do we say "allow no penetration of ___" instead of "prevent penetration of ___"?

your thoughts always welcome in the comments below!

By: Brant

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