For John, BLUF: If you can't answer the Center of Gravity question all you can do is play whack-a-mole. Nothing to see here; just move along.
One of President Obama's opening lines in his Oval Office talk Sunday last was:
We are at war with Terrorism.A friend of mine noted in an EMail:
As Eliot Cohen wrote shortly after George W declared the Global War on Terrorism, “Declaring war on Terrorism after 9/11 makes about as much sense as declaring war on Dive Bombers after Pearl Harbor.”This comment about being "at war with terrorism" is, for me, the one slip in the President's 13 minute talk from the Oval Office. Terrorism is a tactic. We need to better define the enemy than a tactic he uses. The tactic is not a "center of gravity". To win, as Dead Carl tells us, we need to identify the enemy center of Gravity.
Here is a 35 page monograph on the topic of a center of gravity.
Now it is your turn, dear read:
Regards — Cliff