Knowledge-Based Operations: The 'So What' of Information Warfare.
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MIL ITARY STUDIES
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After publishing the Armys centerpiece doctrinal manual FM100-5 Operations in June 1993, the Army lived up to its assertion that intellectual change leads physical change and immediately began working on its vision of future joint military operations. This vision, referred to as Force XX1 Operations, lays a conceptual foundation for military operations in the 21st century. This monograph explores a part of the future vision referred to as Knowledge-Based Operations. Battlefield frameworks have evolved over time providing a useful construct to guide preparation for the nations next war. TRADOC Pamphlet 525-5 introduces a knowledge-based battlefield framework. This framework promotes the battle commanders ability to visualize the employment of forces and resources to dominate operational tempo. Within this framework the US Army proposes to achieve a decisive edge through the conduct of Knowledge-Based Operations. This monograph traces the evolution in battlefield frameworks, describes the knowledge-based framework, and presents a concept for Knowledge-Based Operations. This concept is the heart of the - monograph. The potential impacts of the new framework and Knowledge-Based Operations on campaign and joint operations planning are discussed and conclusions are presented. Elements of the battle dynamics are used for evaluation criteria throughout.
- Defense Systems
- Information Science