Accession Number:

ADA394170

Title:

Information Operations in Bosnia: A Preliminary Assessment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Coordination in Bosnia has been handicapped because the Dayton Accords did not designate a single authority to synchronize the military, political and humanitarian aspects of the mission. Because the Information Revolution largely stops at division level, high technology systems support the headquarters far more effectively than the soldier on the ground. The Bosnian experience underlines the need to substitute commercial telecommunications, auto-mation and services for outmoded military equipment and support structures. Much of the success of the Bosnian operation can be traced to the quality of the American soldier especially in his innovative use of both commercial and military technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE