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Title: Doctrine-Strategy Link

Action: The American flag and the Air Force Symbol is shown in the background. The cover of the National Military Strategy is shown screen right and the cover of AFDD 1 is on screen left. The word “Strategy” appears overlaying the NMS cover and the word “Doctrine” appears overlaying the cover of NSS when they are mentioned in the narration.

Voice: To recap, strategy originates in policy and addresses broad objectives and plans for achieving those objectives. Military strategy describes how forces will be employed to accomplish national political goals and military objectives. Doctrine, on the other hand, evolves from military theory and experience and describes best practices in employing military power. Air and space doctrine is a statement of officially sanctioned beliefs and warfighting principles that describe the best methods of employing air and space forces in military operations. When devising strategies for employing air and space power, military leaders should consider the principles and guidelines contained in official doctrine.

Action: A double-headed arrow is shown between the two words, connecting them.

Voice: The proper alignment of strategy with doctrine results in the effective use of air and space power.

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