Battles Can Be Won With Kinetics, but Wars Are Won With Influence
By Ajit Maan
May 23, 2017
Our tactics in the battles against Daesh in Raqqa and Mosul appear to be on the verge of success. But tactical success in battle will not win the war without a strategy. And that strategy will not be successful if it depends solely upon kinetic force.
It is imperative to prevent another ISIS-like organization from springing up again after its battleground defeat, so even if it was possible to kill every last fighting jihadi, we need a plan to prevent future jihadists. We will only win if we attack our adversaries center of gravity (COG) – and it cannot be attacked by kinetic or military means.https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2017/05/23/battles_can_be_won_with_kinetics_but_wars_are_won_with_influence_111436.html