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Action: In the middle of the screen are images of the covers of Joint Publication 3-0 and Air Force Doctrine Document 1.
Voice: The principles of war apply equally to all of the U.S. armed forces. As members of the Air Force component of the joint team,…
Action: Background is faded down and the following principles are shown on screen, one at a time, to last the duration of the rest of the narration:
Voice: …airmen should appreciate how these principles apply to all forces but they must fully understand them as they pertain to air and space forces. As an element of doctrine, the principles of war are guidelines that commanders can use to form and select courses of action. Of course, even valid principles are no substitute for sound, professional judgment—but to ignore them totally is equally risky.
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