Principles of War

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The nine Principles of War, as defined in the Army Field Manual FM-3 Military Operations:

PRINCIPLEDEFINITION
MassConcentrate combat power at the decisive place and time
ObjectiveDirect every military operation towards a clearly defined, decisive, and attainable objective
OffensiveSeize, retain, and exploit the initiative
SurpriseStrike the enemy at a time, at a place, or in a manner for which he is unprepared
Economy of forceAllocate minimum essential combat power to secondary efforts
ManeuverPlace the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power
Unity of commandFor every objective, ensure unity of effort under one responsible commander
SecurityNever permit the enemy to acquire an unexpected advantage
SimplicityPrepare clear, uncomplicated plans and clear, concise orders to ensure thorough understanding

Thoughts on the King and His Kingdom

We are translated from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of the Beloved Son when we come to faith in Jesus. Instantly, we are citizens of the heavenly kingdom, and have become strangers and foreigners in the earth.  Before this, we were citizens of the age, and trapped in the kingdom of darkness.  Believing, you become a citizen of God’s domain, positioned behind enemy lines.  We walk in faith that does not originate in the natural realm while awaiting the invading force led by the rightful ruler of this world, Jesus Christ, to come and dispossess the trespassing regime from their entrenched position in the earth. Continue reading “Thoughts on the King and His Kingdom”