Accession Number : ADA264271


Title :   Creating the Command and Control Differential


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI


Personal Author(s) : Boyd, Jane A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264271.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 41


Abstract : The Desert STORM experience and the explosion in electronic technologies have highlighted the need for a joint war fighting strategy that attacks the enemy's command and control process while protecting our own capabilities. Understanding the Command and Control (C2) process and the intelligence cycle interaction is key to the implementation of a joint strategy. By attacking key functions in enemy C2 process, Command, Control, and Communications Countermeasures (C3CM) strategies can create the environment that enables friendly forces to act faster than enemy forces (the command and control differential). Successful execution of joint C3CM involves employment of joint assets in a integrated, synchronized, and coordinated manner. Although there are many considerations, in employing joint C3CM strategies Second C3 protection, including operations security, must be emphasized to ensure that our command and control functions effectively and Counter C3 measures are guarded. Last, critical intelligence and communications systems problems, such as interoperability, need to be corrected for the command and control differential to be achieved


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , MILITARY STRATEGY , ATTACK , COMMUNICATIONS COUNTERMEASURES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE