Unity of Command as a principle of war.
Armed forces have always been large organizations—usually larger than one leader can command and control. Therefore, the leader must make arrangements to deal with different parts of the armed forces—all operating at cross-purposes with one another. While units should know and be ready to execute the plan or contingency plans. This principle is one of the most difficult to practice.
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