Command and Control: The Literature and Commentaries
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC
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This publication represents an effort by teachers and researchers at the Naval War College, Harvard University, and the Institute for National Strategic Studies to develop a practical textbook on command and control for those military officers and civilian official who are preparing to meet the special challenges of leadership in the years ahead. It recognizes the traditional, time-honored functions of command, explains more recent developments in the process of command and control, and examines both the useful capability and the perhaps imperfectly understood limitations of modern communications and computer systems. We have all progressed from a world in which global strategies were paramount to one in which regional strategies and joint, combined, and coalitional operations have become the norm. In this new world, the military may be increasingly called upon to assume more noncombat roles and peacekeeping missions. The challenges to leadership, to command and control, grow more complex each year, as does the technology supporting the commander. But the balance between how individual commanders operate and how the C4 system itself affects their operations must be constantly readdressed and refined. This collection of readings and commentary intends to do just that.
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