Accession Number:

ADA415445

Title:

JFMCC: Theater C2 in Need of SOLE

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-03

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Functional operational command and control is an absolute necessity for the successful employment of sustained combat operations. During the past ten years, revolutionary changes have occurred in the conduct of war. Airpower seems to have become the weapon of choice. Airpower, directed onto targets by Special Operations Forces SOF, produced devastating results against the Taliban during Operation Enduring Freedom OEF. The command and control C2 network for the war in Afghanistan has functioned well. Although the Joint Force Commander JFC, the Joint Force Air Component Commander JFACC, and the combat ground and air assets were geographically separated by thousands of miles, our high-tech command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance C4ISk network overcame the traditional limitations of geographically separated C2. While our C4ISk capabilities are a tremendous asset, they are also a potential Achilles heel. Could a resourceful, asymmetric opponent disrupt and degrade our C4ISk network, ultimately rendering theater C2 ineffective

Subject Categories:

  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE