Strategy in Central War? The design of targeting schema is a strategic task-that is to say it is an exercise in applied strategic thinking. Strategy is supposed to relate military assets to political purposes. In principle, at least, there can be no argument but that strategic judgment should guide sub-SIOP, SIOP, and post-SIOP targeting plans. In practice there is considerable ground for philosophical dispute.
Gray, Colin S.
"Targeting Problems for Central War,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 33
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol33/iss1/2