Accession Number : ADA266900


Title :   Decentralized Execution: Will It Become a Lost Art


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI DEPT OF OPERATIONS


Personal Author(s) : Meyers, Timothy A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266900.pdf


Report Date : 18 Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : Decentralized execution, a concept that every service doctrine promotes and warfighters most cherish, is being challenged by mounting external forces that may be making it increasingly difficult to practice this philosophy. The stakes are high, for the implications not only encompass civil-military issues, i.e., political control, but the very professionalism of our military forces. An examination of trends in high technology (command-and control issues) , military - media relations, the spectrum of conflict, international law, and Joint operations illustrates many of the obstacles combatant commanders are having to face. Despite our beat efforts, these challenges may soon become overwhelming, and although decentralized execution will not be rendered obsolete, it may become a lost art.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PLANNING , *DECENTRALIZATION , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY OPERATIONS , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS , INTERNATIONAL LAW , PHILOSOPHY , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , CONFLICT


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE