Policy Primer: Military Strategy and the Three Levels of Warfare

30 November 2017 -Trivento, Italy

by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk

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The United States, like many countries, has been grappling with the lessons learned from its operations and campaigns. Some lessons are hard fought and won; others are forgotten and cause failures later on. Romaniuk examines the three levels of warfare: tactical, operational and strategic and comes to grips with some of the nuances of the post-9/11 operations, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and the subsequent rise of ISIS.

 

Feature photo / “3D Chess” – Max Pixel, 2017

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Scott is a Staff Analyst for DefenceReport and a PhD Candidate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy). His research focuses on asymmetric warfare, terrorism and counterterrorism, international security, and the use of force.

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Scott Nicholas Romaniuk

Scott is a Staff Analyst for DefenceReport and a PhD Candidate at the School of International Studies, University of Trento (Italy). His research focuses on asymmetric warfare, terrorism and counterterrorism, international security, and the use of force.