Battle Command and Network-Centric Warfare: Putting First Things First
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI
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At the dawn of the information Age, the commanders concept of operation, for arranging potential combat power into victorious campaigns, major operations, and battles, is still the essence of military operations. It is the commander who translates higher concepts and guidance, from the strategic to tactical levels of war, through his visualization of the operation to accomplish the mission Consequently, his concept of operation directs all battlefield activities to achieve the desired military end-state. Network-Centric Warfare is a technologically based process designed to harness the power of the Information Age by exploiting technological advances to achieve dominance in the information domain. Through a network of new systems sensors, information, and weapons, warfighters translate this information into dominant warfare-centered Network-Centric Operations NCO. NCO shifts the operational paradigm from platform-centric to effects-based operations, by linking geographically dispersed warfighters through a common operational picture to overwhelm potential adversaries.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics