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Furthermore, it creates the false impression that centers of gravity derive from "sources" of strength, or that they are themselves "strengths.
Accordingly, there exist within these armed forces certain centers of gravity that, by their movement and direction, exert a decisive influence over all other points; and these centers of gravity exist where the forces are most concentrated.
11) Joe Strange, Centers of Gravity and Critical Vulnerabilities: Building on the Clausewitzian Foundations So That We Can All Speak the Same Language (Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University Press, 1996), 43.
Eikmeier's COG determination methodology provides tangible centers of gravity, which are determined through a testable "does/uses" criteria.
As the JOPP COG methodology next outlines, critical strengths, critical weaknesses, centers of gravity, critical capabilities, critical requirements, and critical vulnerabilities must be identified.
Many of the principles of war directly apply in determining the importance of centers of gravity.
For years, commanders and their staffs have struggled to correctly identify centers of gravity.
The requirement to frame the problem and write a problem statement early in design raises a question concerning how the problem relates to one or more centers of gravity.
Any discussion of enemy and friendly centers of gravity prior to defining the problem and the start of developing an operational approach is illogical and negates the utility of operational design.
Strange links centers of gravity to critical vulnerabilities in a way that war planners can put into practice.
1 and its approach to determining centers of gravity thus begs the question: Why not just call centers of critical capabilities what they are?
To understand centers of gravity, one must be grounded in the original context of On War.

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