tactical level of war


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tactical level of war

The level of war at which battles and engagements are planned and executed to accomplish military objectives assigned to tactical units or task forces. Activities at this level focus on the ordered arrangement and maneuver of combat elements in relation to each other and to the enemy to achieve combat objectives. See also operational level of war; strategic level of war.
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This finally brings us to a conclusion and prescription that may not sit well with the technocratic approach of the US military, which is focused perennially on a worst-case, capabilities-centric method of planning, with a focus on achieving overwhelming advantage at the tactical level of war.
Abrams and DePuy, despite warnings about the dumbing-down of officership, focused the Army on the tactical level of war.
LBR and its concrete components are disposed at the operative level of war, in the General Staff structures, and also at the level of the central network and at the level of the battlefield, that is at the tactical level of war.
At the tactical level of war, WTI outcomes help to predict, prevent, detect, neutralize, and mitigate IED attacks.
Smith's measure as a combat commander is found in his fundamental grasp of the implications of the factors of space, time, and force--he commanded at the tactical level of war but thought at the operational level.
Currently, no other organization exists to rapidly capture multi-service lessons learned and best practices in order to provide interoperability solutions in the three dimensional battlespace at the tactical level of war.
To make EBO a reality, the USAF must confront the dichotomy it created between the way it trains at the tactical level of war and the way it sees itself campaigning at the operational level of war.
The chief of staff of the Air Force has asked us to look at a thing called joint warfighting space, which is a unique way of looking at what can we tailor at the tactical level of war for the theater commanders to augment what they don't have from, say, a national system.
We've talked about joint warfighting space, and Lance Lord and Brian Arnold and those of our space heroes are out there right now trying to figure out how we can take space and bring it in a focused way to the operational and tactical level of war.
UAs function primarily at the tactical level of war and are concerned with planning and fighting engagements and battles.
This supports the focus of all command levels on the tactical level of war where the destruction takes place.
Other AOI examples at the tactical level of war include local radio facilities, communication stations tied into an existing telephone system, designated microwave antenna sites, and enemy command and control ([C.

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