Strategic Communications and the Spectrum of Conflict
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The chain of events since World War II has caused the rapid development of a worldwide military communications capability designed to meet specific requirements as they have occurred. This system has been evolved specifically to support a national policy of deterrence. Recently the strategic policy was expanded to include deterrence plus containment of revolutionary and subversive activities. The rapid reassessment of capabilities resulting from this change in policy brought to light certain weaknesses in the supporting communications systems. A spectrum of conflict limited to five levels is defined. Only three of the levels are pertinent to the design of a strategic communications system. With the continued growth and increasingly closer relationship between military and political requirements, it has become apparent that there must be a single worldwide communications system designed to meet combined requirements. Some of the fundamentals that must be considered before implementing such a combined system are broadly analyzed, and conclusions are drawn as to which problems must be solved before system implementation.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Radio Communications
- Non-Radio Communications