Gravity rather intimidating
If you accept cookies from our site and you choose "Proceed", you will not be asked again during this session (that is, until you close your browser).If you log in you can store your preference and never be asked again.This reflected changing views about both receiving and inflicting casualties, and fitted in with a natural preference for strategy to be smart and sophisticated, avoiding the crude application of brute force.There are three basic problems with the notion: First, countries, or indeed any political entities, or their armed forces, do not have COGs.Near the end of Dipper's last year in the town, a certain one-eyed demon crawls his way back into his life.The only difference is, Bill is weak, and nearly harmless.I concluded my lecture with the suggestion that military planners should stop asking, “What is the enemy center of gravity? Does my suggestion for an alternative add anything?” but instead ask, “What is the position we wish to achieve? Clausewitz’s concept of a Center of Gravity (COG) was taken from the physics of his day and became one of his most unsatisfactory contributions to strategic thought.
However, soon Bill begins to see another side of Dipper.
Second, it reflects the classical assumption that the most important task of armed forces must be to defeat those of the enemy.
This follows from the conviction that the key to unlocking the enemy state is the elimination of the enemy army.
Even though this monster almost killed him and everyone he knew and loved, something draws him in.
Whether it is because of his need for something interesting in the last few weeks of summer, seeing it as some sort of makeshift therapy, or because there might be something wrong with him after all, he allows the demon back into his life in an attempt to pacify or befriend him.
Force can have an instrumental value, even when it is not decisive in itself.