Accession Number : ADA331516

Title :   Control of Active Defenses of Joint Theater Missile Defense: Whose Mission is it?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, 4 Aug 96-6 Jun 97,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Girven, Richard S.

PDF Url : ADA331516

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : This thesis investigated the command and control doctrine and infrastructure that surrounded the employment of a new suite of weapon systems designed to counter an emerging threat. It assessed the current doctrine, command and control infrastructure and TBM defense system technologies in relation to active defenses against the threat in order to answer the question: Who should control active defenses against ballistic and cruise missiles? This thesis explored two subproblems. The first subproblem was to identify, analyze and interpret the existing joint and service doctrine on command and control aspects of active defenses against ballistic and cruise missiles. The second subproblem was to identify, analyze and interpret historical aspects of the evolution of current joint command and control doctrine that might be illustrative to the main problem statement. This thesis recommends changes to joint doctrine and command and control infrastructure to improve the efficacy of active theater missile defenses.

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *CRUISE MISSILES, *COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, *THEATER MISSILE DEFENSE, AIR DEFENSE, GUIDED MISSILES, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ACTIVE DEFENSE, MILITARY DOCTRINE, THESES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Antimissile Defense Systems
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

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