Understanding What Victory Is

Zinni, Anthony
October 2003
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Oct2003, Vol. 129 Issue 10, p32
Conference Proceeding
There is a difference between winning battles or defeating the enemy in battle and winning the war. The following missions and capabilities are identified for the U.S. military forces. It should defeat a global power with sophisticated military capabilities, deal with regional hegemonies with asymmetric capabilities such as weapons of mass destruction that have designs to deny us access to vital areas of the world and regional allies. It should deal with transnational threats that include terrorist groups, international crime and drug organizations, war lords, environmental security issues, health and disease problems and illegal migrations and should be capable of dealing with domestic emergencies that exceed the capacity of other federal and local governmental agencies to handle.


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