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Military Strategy

"Military strategy is a collective name for planning the conduct of warfare. Derived from the Greek strategos, strategy was seen as the "art of the general". Military strategy deals with the planning and conduct of campaigns, the movement and disposition of forces, and the deception of the enemy. The father of modern strategic study, Carl von Clausewitz, defined military strategy as "the employment of battles to gain the end of war." Military strategy was one of a triumvirate of "arts" or "sciences" that govern the conduct of warfare; the others being tactics, the execution of plans and manœuvering of forces in battle, and logistics, the maintenance of an army."

Principles of Military Strategy

Selecting decisive objectives. Taking the initaitive from your foe. Concentrating your resources at the decisive point. Economizing your resources by reducing waste. Coordinating the movement of your resources to meet your objective. Maintaining unity of command. Coordinating your tasks to achieve maximum effectiveness. Maintaining secrecy until it is too late for your opponent to react. Employing unexpected elements such as deception, speed, creativity, and audacity. Keep your plans as simple as is needed to accomplish the task. Choose a flexible strategy so you can adapt to changing conditions. Organize for maximum efficiency. Maintain a positive morale even in the face of set-backs. Maintain momentum until success is accomplished.

Shock and Awe

Shock and Awe is a controversial military doctrine which advocates attempting to destroy an adversary's will to fight through spectacular displays of power. Its authors label it a subset of Rapid Dominance, a concept of defeating an adversary by swift action against all aspects of their ability to resist, rather than strictly military forces. It is a product of the National Defense University of the United States, and has been notably applied in the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Asymmetric Warfare

Asymmetric warfare is a military term describing warfare in which the two belligerents are mismatched in their military capabilities or their accustomed methods of engagement. In such a situation the militarily disadvantaged power must press its special advantages or effectively exploit its enemy's particular weaknesses if they are to have any hope of prevailing.

827 List :: QUADEA, BINOMI, CLAUSEWITZ, 1977 TD1, MIKHAILMIL', CAESAR, TWAROG, SUNFLOWER, 1999 TD10, 1996 TL66, (also added) GREENWICH, GREENSLEEVES, POOR, SPACEWATCH, GOTHA, CHRISTA, WALHALLA, WABI-SABI, LORENZ, LINK, LEVIATHAN, LAZARIDIS, 1999 OX3

Asteroid #19019 Sunflower

AQ 214 = SUNFLOWER = AGE OF KATTAK
AQ 175 = SUN TZU = FEBRUARY 20, 2003 = WENZHOU = LARA CROFT
AQ 144=GIRASOL = GOG-MAGOG = END OF MAN = HULUGU = MOHAMMED = SEKHMET = OSMIUM
AQ 220 = TOURNESOL = AEON OF BABALON = DANIEL C. BARKER = PARASITE EVE = QUI-GON JINN

The sunflower is notable for turning to face the Sun, a behavior known as heliotropism. Sunflowers are native to the Americas, and were domesticated around 1000 B.C. Francisco Pizarro found the Inca subjects venerating the sunflower as an image of their sun god, and gold images of the "flower" as well as seeds were taken back to Europe early in the 16th century. Helianthus is from the Greek for "sunflower". In French, they are called "tournesol", and in Italian, "girasole."

gir·a·sol [Italian girasole, sunflower, opal : girare, to turn; see girandole + sole, sun (from Latin so-l).] 1. also girosol; an opal with flaming orange and yellow and red colors, see fire opal; 2. also girasole; tall perennial with hairy stems and leaves; widely cultivated for its large irregular edible tubers, see Jerusalem artichoke.

Asteroid #22791 Twarog

AQ 138 = TWAROG = BN ALHYM

Quark2 - soft creamy acid-cured cheese of central Europe made from whole milk; German, from Middle High German quarc, from Lower Sorbian twarog, from Old Church Slavonic tvarogu; Dr Who: a fictional race of robots servants of the Dominators; "Three quarks for Muster Mark!", a line in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce; hypothetical truly fundamental particles coming in six flavors (and their antiquarks).

Asteroid #2029 Binomi

AQ 116 = BINOMI = ELOHIM = OCTAVA = MACHINE

Represents 911 (War on Terror); discovered 11-September-1969 by Swiss astronomer Prof. Paul Wild at Zimmerwald observatory near Bern, Switzerland; named Binomi after one of Wild's students answered in an astronomy exam that a (virtual) mathematician Binomi, who lived in the same time as (real) mathematician Bernoulli, had invented the Binomial equations, ignoring that binom simply comes from Latin Bi (two) and nomen (name, term).

1977 TD1 - Discovered by Professor Paul Wild [pronounced Vilt] of Berne, Switzerland 12-Oct-1977; also discovered a number of comets, including periodic comets 63P/Wild, 81P/Wild, 86P/Wild, 116P/Wild & Apollo asteroid 1866 Sisyphus, Amor asteroids 2368 Beltrovata & 3552 Don Quixote.

Asteroid #12873 Clausewitz

AQ 229 = CLAUSEWITZ = ANOMALOCARIS * = THE JEDI ORDER

Karl von Clausewitz - Prussian general and military thinker; wrote "Vom Kriege" (On War) describing war as something rooted in the state; state seen as making all other warring parties, such as the raiding party or the fighting village, as unworthy of a declaration of war due to their comparative insignificance to the brute force of the state-based army; raids, rebellions, bloody fueds and all other intra/supra-state conflicts were reduced to criminal activity status & stripped of all legitimacy; Quote: "War is merely a continuation of politics".

Asteroid #4729 Mikhailmi

AQ 187 = MIKHAILMIL = COMET WILD-2 = ODD SHRIMP

Mikhail Ivanovich Dragomirov - Russian general and military writer; Spring Offensive (Operation Michael) was a German offensive along the Western Front during the First World War which marked the deepest advance by any side since 1914; on 827 list represents War on Terror/Democracy strategy.

1996 TL66

(15874) 1996 TL66 // ICY MINI PLANETS (Chiron & Friends) :: Converting R.A. & Declination to Zodical Longitude, I almost fell off of my chair. The position I came up with was 3 Taurus 03. And another astrologer, using his own program, came up with 3 Taurus 08. Robert von Heeren gives it 3 Taurus 05. CHIRON WAS DISCOVERED WHEN IT WAS AT 3 TAURUS 08! Now, the discovery degree of a planet has been observed to be 'sensitized' to the vibrations of said planet. What kind of potency will that degree have now, with two bodies discovered there? And what connection does that give 15874 to Chiron? (And not only that ... when Uranus was discovered on March 13, 1781, Chiron was in that very same degree, around 3 Taurus 20. And the last Chiron/Pluto conjunction in 1941 was 3 Leo 46, squaring this point.) If you are into the Sabian Symbols, you know that this degree is represented by a bridge linking the earthly with the celestial. Chiron fits that, linking Saturn and Uranus. Perhaps the Icy miniplanet can be said to link Pluto with the Kuiper belt? What does it all mean? Could this body be the real Transpluto? This body was first sighted on October 9, 1996, with the Sun at 16 Libra 31, conjunct Chiron at 19 Libra 44. Note how it is approximately one Lunar Node cycle from the discovery of Chiron. And then something else struck me about this chart. When Chiron was found, Pluto was at 15 Libra 03, conjunct Venus at 19 Libra 29. So this little body, discovered past Pluto, was found with the Sun and Chiron conjunct the Pluto position at Chiron's discovery. According to the news bulletin, "The object passes the perihelion around 2001 ...". Does this make it the signifcator of the new Millenium, which officially begins 1/1/2001? The Mini Planet gets only about 3.255 billion miles from the sun at perihelion, and at aphelion goes out to about 12.09 billion miles. Pretty strange, eh? My friend Barbara Drobile wrote this, when I told her about the October 9th date: "That date jumped out at me, since it's on all the instrument certifications I use in my job. It was the date that the instrument was last calibrated and when I looked in my book from last year, that entire week revolved around instrument calibrations. Keyword ... technology verification? electronic testing? "On a similar note, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty was signed on Sept. 24, 1996 and approved on November 15, 1996."

1999 OX3 & 1999 TD10

OX3 deals with strategic and "tactic" issues, while TD10 has more to do with domination and control; Astrologically, 1999 OX3 seems to indicate practical or "street" knowledge, cunning, cageyness, to be cutting (literally or verbally), to cut or cut off (terminate, abrogate, truncate); "Astrologically, TD10 indicates instability, madness, panic, toxicity, often negative creativity, invasion by something alien. It can also signify that which helps us deal with such things, as astrologer Eric Francis has pointed out; Juan Antonio Revilla has also linked TD10 to empire; agglomeration or forced association; Steve Williams has linked it to exuberance" [1][2][3][4].

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