strategic theory

strategic theory

(INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) theoretical analysis of the military and associated political strategies pursued by NATION STATES in advancing their own interests. Among the social science theories applied in this area have been ‘decision theory’ and the THEORY OF GAMES. See also ARMS RACE, BALANCE OF POWER, CLAUSEWITZ, COLD WAR, NUCLEAR DETERRENCE, MUTUAL ASSURED DESTRUCTION, NATION-STATE SYSTEM.
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In particular, Professor Nashs strategic theory of games and his axiomatic bargaining model have had a profound effect on the Divisions enforcement mission.
A poor model based on a widely known fallacy, its adoption was and is symptomatic of a failure to understand extant strategic theory stemming from an incorrect description of strategy equaling ends, ways, and means.
In Developing National Power in Space: A Theoretical Model, author Brent Ziarnick, an instructor at the US Air Force's Space Education and Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and an award-winning writer on military space issues, intricately details a military-type strategic theory for a nation's space program.
Strategic Theory for the 21st Century: The Little Book on Big Strategy.
Some might doubt that a Socratic approach combined with historical inquiry is a foundation of strategic thought, or at least of Brodies, but in truth Strachan thereby described his own approach to strategic theory and practice as well as anyone possibly could.
The generation of asymmetry is the basis of much, if not most, strategic theory, particularly power-specific theories such as those pertaining to seapower or airpower.
Finally, a word is needed in defense of the radio-frequency (RF) spectrum as a domain of warfare, mostly because this domain not only lacks a strategic theory but lacks a strong proponent for theory-building.
Boyd's work, which is best summarized in Frans Osinga's book Science, Strategy and War: The Strategic Theory of John Boyd, could put us on a different course.
To question the effectiveness of the execution of the flawed strategic theory they pursued is another matter entirely.
Areas of great relevance and actuality for the organizational sciences, such as the Knowledge-Based View of the firm (Grant, 1996) or the Dynamic Capabilities Theory (Eisenhardt & Martin, 2000; Teece, Pisano, & Shuen, 1997), strongly rely on resource-based strategies, highlighting the main role played by the RBV in the construction of strategic theory.
Neither assumption is justified, (95) nor is either necessary to a strategic theory of judicial decision making.

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