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Strategy, Ground War

Ground war strategy is the collective action that articulates how the ground campaign will achieve the goal of fighting and winning a war. Ground war strategy is implemented when there is a commitment of land forces. This should not be confused with operations or tactics. Operations are a subcomponent that is conducted to achieve the strategic goal. Tactics are those actions taken to maneuver or countermaneuver an opposing force. Ground war strategy has evolved over the past 2,000 years due to changes in technology and revelations in operations and tactics. It can be observed in history where technology outpaced the tactics, for example, the American Civil War. There are instances where the tactics were moving forward and forcing technology to keep pace; an example of ...

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