Interagency: Command and Control Across the Agencies
NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT
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As long as the Department of Defense and other agencies continue to talk about interagency solutions as a problem of coordination than it will be a long time before we see a unified effort among the United States government to solve a complex national strategic objective. The crossing, intersecting, and converging lines of operation that the various agencies of the U.S. government apply to a problem will ultimately lead our efforts to failure unless we can begin to dramatically transform our organizations. Combating Al Qaeda and its associated movements AQAM requires the United States provide operational leaders with the flexibility to apply all instruments of national power to resolve crisis or combat terrorism. Fighting this adaptive and elusive enemy and idea will require that Ambassadors and Operational Commanders be give the power to make dramatic decisions in their own unique areas of operation. In order to apply parallel, converging, and mutually supporting lines of operation and instruments of national power it is essential to give these operational leaders total authority.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Command, Control and Communications Systems