theater strategy

theater strategy

The art and science of developing integrated strategic concepts and courses of action directed toward securing the objectives of national and alliance or coalition security policy and strategy by the use of force, threatened use of force, or operations not involving the use of force within a theater. See also military strategy; national military strategy; national security strategy; strategy.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The so-called "Theater Strategy" document further acknowledges that "reduced US forward presence and degraded readiness across the services are inhibiting the United States' ability" to favorably influence security conditions, but stops short of naming requirements to bolster military capabilities in Europe.
There is little written about theater strategy in U.S.
The geographic combatant command develops the theater strategy, which links activities in theater with national strategic guidance.
And while security cooperation is an important component of each Combatant Commands theater strategy, it is often placed on the back burner in terms of priority.
In the bibliography, Rigby lists four unpublished works on European Theater strategy, Pacific Theater strategy, strategic bombing of Europe, and economic mobilization that he wrote in the early 1990s.
Thus we find national security strategy, national defense strategy, national military strategy, grand strategy, coalition strategy, regional strategy, theater strategy, and campaign strategy--to name a few.
While serving as acting CENTCOM commander, General Dempsey reorganized the headquarters, published new theater strategy and campaign plans, all the while managing the rotations and deployments of tens of thousands of troops throughout his command's AOR.
For example, AFRICOM has developed a theater strategy and campaign plan but has not completed detailed plans to support its objectives.
Mehan developed, implemented and managed USAREUR's defensive information operations program, as well a theater strategy for the introduction of information operations into the Bosnian Theater of operations.
He provides a framework for understanding strategic theory, strategic thinking, and strategy formulation as they relate to grand strategy, national security strategy, national military strategy, other national-level strategies, and regional or theater strategy. He also addresses the proper place of planning in relation to policy and strategy.
Writers often refer to grand strategy, military strategy, theater strategy, and service strategy.
Knowing that all those factors would persist, engineering teams could spend 15 or even 20 years developing a battle tank for an unchanging theater strategy in Germany.

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