Understanding Military Operations

A group of men, each wearing military gear, drive armoured vehicles down a dirt road.

The Armoured Support Group of the Royal Marines trains at Lulworth Range in England. (Image courtesy of Royal Navy Media Archive on flickr. License BY-NC.)


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Spring 2017



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This course examines selected past, current, and future sea, air, space, and land battlefields and looks at the interaction in each of these warfare areas between existing military doctrine and weapons, sensors, communications, and information processing technologies. It also explores how technological development, whether innovative or stagnant, is influenced in each warfare area by military doctrine.

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Owen Cote. 17.480 Understanding Military Operations. Spring 2017. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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