Accession Number:

ADA460965

Title:

Poly-Discipline Command and Transactional Command Authorities

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper with briefing charts

Corporate Author:

COLLABORX INC COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This paper establishes and advocates a disruptive innovation in how we organize the instruments of National Power to conduct operations on the global arena. Recent conflicts in the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq draw new pictures of conflict in the 21st Century with characteristics highly divergent from the wars of the mid-1900s. The contrast is defined by a drastic shift from the principles of previous conflicts where destroying the enemy included the leveling of cities and extensive collateral damage, to current day objectives of regime change, promotion of democratic governments, minimization of collateral damage, and preservation of innocent life. All of this is in the backdrop of smaller nation-states, often espousing radical fundamentalism of some kind that generate terrorism. The concepts in this paper focus on the command aspect of how we organize forces not just military forces to prosecute conflict in tomorrows world community. The proposed Poly-Discipline Command Structure PDCS integrates force packages from all instruments of National power into a seamless regional organization, lead by a person military or civilian who is granted Transactional Command Authority by the President of the United States.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE