Shock and Awe

Shock and awe, technically known as rapid dominance, is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an adversary’s perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight. The doctrine was written by Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade in 1996 and is a product of the National Defense University of the United States.

Rapid dominance is defined by its authors, Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade, as attempting “to affect the will, perception, and understanding of the adversary to fit or respond to our strategic policy ends through imposing a regime of Shock and Awe.”

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3 thoughts on “Shock and Awe

  1. It does in video games, at least. Also, if we were just ruthless and savage like with nuking Japan or some of the other examples it would work great. But modern wars are all about political correctness and stupid Dick measuring contests.

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