War and Peace Sept 15
Smith’s military action has the immediate effects of killing people (or very
seriously injury them) and destroying property.
In the modern world , Smith says we seek defense and security.
Having a strong navy in the past was a sufficient enough for the state.
Security is made up of wealth and property.
Britain’s defense strategy was to remain the only superpower at the time
Mstitary activity commands come into action through levels of decision making:
1 level political level:
Military awnsers to the political structure
Politians must decide should we or shouldn’t we.
Smith says that polititions are not sure for the reasoning for engaging in
nd war. They are never sure of what goal they wish to achieve.
2 level strategic level:
Figuring out what you would have to do to the opposition to get them to agree to
implement your political aim.
At the top of the military is where the decisions are made.
Smith assumes people who are making decisions have very arge forces at their desposal
and a long timeline.
The master plan must be communicated to all subordinates officers in the case of
Large scale geographic considerations, long time period.
3 level theater level:
Smith says that commands will decend to their threater commanders.
Industrial War: the manover of forces in mass and the total support of the states
man power and industrial base.
Everything taking place in the state, including production, is geared towards the
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