Shock and awe, technically known as rapid dominance, is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an adversary's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight.It's interesting to note how well this description aligns with the Alinsky/Obama strategy for governance. If you can saturate the news cycle, even a media environment, that is becoming stale to your manipulations, will stall. You can then slip 19 things under the wire, while everyone focuses on the primary story.
Keep it in mind. It is an effective strategy. However, it can be seen and countered. It's important to keep focus on the fight.