Accession Number : ADA264283
Title : Joint Communications Doctrine at the Operational Level
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : Tegen, Carl M
Report Date : 19 Jun 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 30
Abstract : An analysis of the joint communications doctrine at the operational level war is conducted in order to determine if the doctrine contributes to successful prosecution of the operational art. Communications failures during Operation Urgent Fury, the 1983 liberation of the island of Grenada, helped precipitate the Defense Reorganization Act of 1986. Joint doctrine has been steadily developed since then, with a primary focus on the operational level of war. Joint communications doctrine has been developed faster than joint doctrine in general, but it suffers from deficiencies. Communications support during Operation Desert Storm, and during Operation Provide Comfort, the Kurdish humanitarian relief mission, provide examples of problems in the existing joint communications doctrine. The current doctrine tends to aggregate the existing Service doctrine, and focuses on managing interoperability. In order to improve substantially, the joint communications doctrine must focus on the goal of facilitating the integration and synchronization of all elements of the joint operational force. The doctrine must set the baseline for the Services.
Descriptors : *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *TACTICAL COMMUNICATIONS , IRAQ , INTEROPERABILITY , GRENADA , FAILURE , INTEGRATION , MISSIONS , DEFICIENCIES
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
Command, Control and Communications Systems
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE