Langtrekkende presisjonsstyrte våpen : militærteoretiske betraktninger
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The security political and military technological development has highlighted the employment of long-range precisionguided weapons. The use of these capabilities have increased own forces security and reduced collateral damage. This report discusses some military theoretical aspects related to the application of long-range precision-guided weapons. The report focuses on how these engagements can be used within the framework of existing military force theories, what levels of war such engagements can take place, and finally how long-range precision-guided engagements may be used according to principles outlined in the joint Norwegian doctrine. Long-range precisionguided weapons have distinctive characteristics as flexible and usable instruments. The weapons can be applied in a variety of scenarios, from deterrence in peacetime to high intensive operations in war. They can be applied both to exert brute force and in a coercive role. These operations may take place on all levels of war, from tactical up to strategic level. It is argued that the Norwegian political tradition and resource basis indicate that the appropriate application of these weapons may take place on an operational level. Furthermore, these capabilities may normally be applied in a joint perspective to take advantage of the combined effects such operations may produce.