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