Coalition Air Command and Control Interoperability and Net Centric Warfare: Who Manages Air C2 Interoperability in the Netted Environment
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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In the race to embrace net-centric warfare, many proponents laud its ability to revolutionize the way the United States and its coalition partners fight future wars. Net centric warfare is credited for much of the successes the coalition enjoyed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. While The net-centric warfare concept does hold great promise it poses extensive integration and execution challenges for the CombinedJoint Forces Air Component Commander CJFACC in the Theater Air Ground System TAGS during coalition air operations. The idea of achieving seamless, fully integrated, interoperable command and control operations among coalition forces will be an elusive dream, unless efforts are made toward renewed emphasis on management and oversight by Congress, parity of resouces among the Services, and reinventing the Information Management Officer.
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