Accession Number : ADA195305

Title :   Command and Control in the High North.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Aabakken, Ola

PDF Url : ADA195305

Report Date : 03 May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Command and control in Northern Europe is very complicated, with all three Major NATO Commands involved (European, Atlantic and Channel). This study focuses on the AFNORTH area of responsibility and adjacent waters, in particular the maritime-continental interface in the region. It discusses the strategic importance of Northern Europe and the balance of power in that region. The present NATO command structure also has important consequences at the operational and tactical level, in particular in areas such as amphibious operations, shore bombardment, air control and air support. The study operations, shore bombardment, air control and air support. The study recognizes that the command and control arrangements within a theater are based on political, as well as military considerations. It concludes that improvements should be made in the NATO command structure in the High North and provides options for how they could be achieved.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *NATO, TACTICAL AIR CONTROL SYSTEMS, AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS, BALANCE OF POWER, BOMBARDMENT(ATTACK), CONTROL, NORTHERN EUROPE, NORTH(DIRECTION), SHORES, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, OCEANS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, MILITARY STRATEGY

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE