Accession Number : ADA310922
Title : Information, Technology, and the Center of Gravity.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
Personal Author(s) : Harley, Jeffrey A.
PDF Url : ADA310922
Report Date : 14 JUN 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 57
Abstract : The American 'way of war' emphasizes overwhelming force and advanced technology. Unfortunately, these factors may not be decisive in every type of conflict. Information and technology remain tools with limitations that are not fully recognized. Information systems are enhancing command and control as well as target acquisition. However, reliance on these tools limits the opportunity for operational innovation and obscures the use of planning tools. The center of gravity concept is limited by service perceptions and differing definitions. Common understanding of these tools of war would enhance their utility and help the United States fight better in the future.
Descriptors : *CENTER OF GRAVITY, *COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *TECHNOLOGY FORECASTING, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, TOOLS, TARGET ACQUISITION, LIMITATIONS, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, CONFLICT, MILITARY PLANNING, PERCEPTION.
Subject Categories : Information Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE