Accession Number : ADA293288

Title :   Impacts on the Operational Commander in the Information Age.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Isensee, Ernst K.

PDF Url : ADA293288

Report Date : 13 FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : As a matter of record most senior defense leaders have acknowledged that the United States military is experiencing a revolution in military affairs during what has been termed the information age. The debate in this revolution is based on how the integration of knowledge-based systems into U.S. military forces will effect force structure and future conflicts. However, the indeterminate influence of information age technology on the means of conducting warfare will have a significant impact on the way an operational commander employs his forces. Paradoxically, the information age commander will find a greater level of uncertainty and inflexibility to conduct major operations and campaigns with knowledge-based forces.

Descriptors :   *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *MILITARY COMMANDERS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), UNCERTAINTY, WARFARE, UNITED STATES, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, LEADERSHIP, INTEGRATION, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, INFORMATION THEORY.

Subject Categories : Agricultural Chemistry
      Information Science
      Computer Systems
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE