planning

Journal Article | January 11, 2018 12:41 AM | Comments(1)

NATO rarely, if ever, exercises the deployment to and operation of the force in an environment that is under “hybrid” attack.

If we have our decisive conditions wrong, we will construct the wrong effects and wrong measurements.  It doesn’t matter how good our actions may be.

Journal Article | June 28, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(4)

Danish philosopher Kierkegaard noted almost 200 years ago, “There are only two ways to be fooled.  One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true....

Blog post | June 26, 2013 08:02 AM | Comments(9)

SWJ contributor Ben Zweibelson carries on the design discussion at NDU's PRISM journal.

Journal Article | May 13, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(3)

American leaders secured victory by reviewing the strategy and making corrections.  Conversely, Tripolitan leaders placed their faith in a comfortable, outdated strategy.

Journal Article | May 7, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(18)

Why acronyms are ruining shared military understanding.

Journal Article | April 8, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(1)

Deeper understanding of groupthink, its causes, and mitigation techniques should help a commander and his staff prevent it from occurring, and red teams can assist in the cause.

Journal Article | March 12, 2013 02:25 AM | Comments(10)

Making IPB an “entire staff” process is critically important to achieve shared understanding of the various mission variables. 

Blog post | February 27, 2013 08:30 AM | Comments(12)

The United States military wastes an inordinate amount of time attempting to solve symptoms instead of problems.

Journal Article | January 4, 2013 04:30 AM | Comments(9)

Forward-leaning, informed speculation on the future operating environment can make the difference between being able to respond to unexpected events or failing to adequately address these challenges

Journal Article | November 26, 2012 04:30 AM | Comments(20)

Design is to MDMP as the universe is to apples. All we can do now is apples.

Frequent SWJ contributor MAJ Ben Zweibelson discusses design at Military Review.

Journal Article | October 17, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(4)

Fit the operation to the narrative, not the narrative to the operation.

Journal Article | October 15, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(2)

Simply put, interagency reformists have failed to understand the environment within which they are proposing change.

Journal Article | October 5, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(1)

The “Red” element can enhance analytical products, challenge critical planning outcomes, scrutinize the viability of source reporting, and assess potential attacks or responses. 

Journal Article | October 3, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(24)

One of the reasons, if not THE reason, that we struggled to accomplish our objectives in Afghanistan is that we applied an industrial-era approach to the way we conceptualize planning and operations.