Accession Number : ADA194447

Title :   Book Analysis: Command and Control of Theater Forces: Adequacy,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Wright, John J

PDF Url : ADA194447

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : This study analyzes the book, Command and Control of Theater Forces: Adequacy, by John H. Cushman. Cushman's thesis is that our theater command and control systems are seriously deficient, due primarily to a flawed requirements and acquisition process. This study provides a synopsis of Cushman's specific criticisms and analyzes them in terms of other sources and recent developments. The study concludes Cushman's book raises some valid points, though recent developments such as JCS reform are potential solutions.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, ACQUISITION, BOOKS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), REQUIREMENTS

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE