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Title: Objective

Action: Begin with text 3, a quote by Billy Mitchell, near screen bottom and header and first bullet point of text 1 to screen left.

Text 1

JP 3-0 Joint Perspective:

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AFDD-1 Airman’s Perspective:

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Air power can attack the vital centers of the opposing country directly, completely destroying and paralyzing them.

Voice: The joint perspective of the principle of objective is to direct operations toward properly defined objectives.

Action: Show second and third bullet points of text 1.

Voice: It is critical that each objective—either tactical or operational—have a strategic purpose.

Action: Leave text 1 on screen as text 2 is presented. Show header and the first bullet point of text 2 on screen right.

Voice: Unlike surface forces, air and space forces do not need to first achieve tactical objectives before pursuing operational or strategic objectives.

Action: Show second and third bullet points of text 2.

Voice: From the airman’s perspective the principle of objective shapes priorities to allow air and space forces to concentrate on theater-level priorities.

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