Accession Number : ADA636829


Title :   Coalitions: Organizational, Political, Command & Control Challenges


Descriptive Note : Technical memorandum


Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)


Personal Author(s) : Irandoust, H ; Benaskeur, A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a636829.pdf


Report Date : May 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : Coalitions are becoming the standard in military operations, involving different organizations, services and agencies. This implies new and more complex types of interaction, the challenges of which must be situated along different dimensions. This report studies the characteristics of coalitions and discusses their political, organizational, socio-cultural, technological and Command & Control (C2) challenges. The costs and benefits of coalition building, the recent history of coalitions, the properties of military coalitions, and finally, issues faced by coalitions with regard to the transformational context and the advent of network-centric operations are investigated.


Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , COSTS , GEOPOLITICS , INTERACTIONS , MILITARY HISTORY , ORGANIZATIONS


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE