Accession Number : ADA324415

Title :   C2W: A Battlefield Operating System for Force XXI?

Descriptive Note : Monograph rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Woolwine, Stephen M.

PDF Url : ADA324415

Report Date : 20 DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : This monograph examines the possibility of establishing C2W as Battlefield Operating System (BOS) for Force XXI. It focuses on emerging doctrine for C2W and Force XXI operations in order to evaluate the contribution of C2W in military operations of 2010. The monograph begins with an examination of the BOS concept of BOS and its evolution U.S. Army doctrine. Understanding the systems approach to military operations provides the basis for discussion concerning the need to identify C2W as a critical function for Force XXI operations. At this point, the monograph describes the five elements of C2W: OPSEC; military deception; PSYOP; EW; and physical destruction and their application in the offensive and defensive forms of C2W. With an understanding of the BOS concept and the concept of C2W established, the five battle dynamics of Force XXI operations are discussed. The five dynamics of battle command, battlespace, depth and simultaneous attack early entry, and CSS provide a framework from which the U.S. Army will address expected condition changes for future war. These battle dynamics form the criteria for determining the feasibility of establishing C2W as A BOS for Force XXI. The monograph then studies the application of C2W using two case studies, Operation Desert Storm and the CALL BCTP database to gain insight into the successes and failures. Based on the five battle dynamics of Force XXI and the two case studies, the monograph concludes with a discussion of establishing C2W as a BOS for Force XXI. p3

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *BATTLEFIELDS, DATA BASES, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, IRAQ, MILITARY DOCTRINE, DESTRUCTION, CASE STUDIES, SYSTEMS APPROACH, ARMY, BATTLES, DECEPTION.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE