Accession Number : ADA300243

Title :   Operational Decision to Execute Gaps in Operations Other than War. Ceding the Information Initiative.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Borden, Gregory J.

PDF Url : ADA300243

Report Date : 19 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : This monograph considers whether existing US Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C41) systems enhanced the effectiveness of US operational commanders' decision-making processes in Operations Other Than War (OOTW) in Somalia. The author accepts an inherent lag in time between the decision to employ military forces and the execution of missions by tactical units which those decisions generate. The work considers operational agility as a function of the decision making processes employed at the strategic, operational and tactical levels and the transition of decision between the levels of conflict.

Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS, *DECISION MAKING, *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE, WARFARE, COMPUTERS, LEVEL(QUANTITY), CONFLICT, TRANSITIONS, MILITARY COMMANDERS.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE