Accession Number : ADA293276

Title :   Command and Control Warfare: Promise and Challenge for the Operational Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Locke, Jeffrey S.

PDF Url : ADA293276

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Command and Control Warfare (C2W) is emerging on the scene as a powerful new tool for the theater CINC or JFC. It offers the operational commander C2 superiority over an adversary by getting into his decision cycle. The potential of the concept was demonstrated during Operation Desert Storm. However, there are three areas of concern that need to be addressed if C2W is to reach it's full potential. The most important is the level of authority vested in the C2W officer by the CINC or JFC. Without the appropriate level of authority, it may be difficult to integrate the five elements in a truly synergistic fashion. Second, the level of awareness and expertise needs to be heightened through a focus on training. And, finally, the relationship between Information Warfare and C2W needs to be defined to ensure a coordinated effort occurs. If properly developed, C2W offers the operational commander a powerful new war-fighting tool.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, DECISION MAKING, TRAINING, TOOLS, CYCLES, MILITARY COMMANDERS, AWARENESS.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE