Although the military wins battles and wars, it is necessary for the implementation of all elements of power to achieve national objectives. In the last few years, the nation seems to use the military as a sole element to achieve national objectives.
In this activity, you will explore the role of all elements of power to gain an understanding of their contribution to achieving national goals. When you have completed your required readings for this module, you should be prepared to engage in the following discussion activity:
Select a war (conventional or unconventional) and an instrument of power application in the conflict you selected.
Describe how your selected instrument contributed to the strategic objectives of the war.
Provide examples to illustrate your argument. In your posting, you may choose to explain the absence of your selected instrument and the consequences to the overall mission.