It is one of the nine Principles of War employed by the United States Armed Forces based upon Carl von Clausewitz's approach to warfare. In his words "Every unnecessary expenditure of time, every unnecessary detour, is a waste of power, and therefore contrary to the principles of strategy."
Economy of Force to Strategic Cornerstone: The Past, Present and Future of the Afghan National Security Forces
Nov 01, 2010; In late 2009, the development of the Afghan national security forces (ANSF) was at a crossroads. For more than eight years, the...