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Accession Number ADA564166
Title From Fog to Friction: The Impact of Network-Enabled Command and Control on Operational Leadership.
Publication Date May 2012
Media Count 25p
Personal Author G. M. Snodgrass
Abstract Leaders have historically grappled with the 'fog of war,' continually seeking ways to gain access to battlefield information deemed relevant for timely decision-making. This problem was exacerbated when leaders were forced to remove themselves from the battlefield, requiring advancements in technology to overcome operational factors of both time and space. Advances in information technology since World War I have largely conquered the problem of providing operational and strategic leaders access to the battlefield, though doing so has created additional vulnerabilities in command structure and command and control through increasing centralization and a reliance on communications systems.
Keywords Afghanistan
Communication and radio systems
Control
First world war
Fog
General officers
Impact
Iraq
Leadership
Military operations
Timeliness
Vulnerability

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
45C - Common Carrier & Satellite
Corporate Author Naval War Coll., Newport, RI. Joint Military Operations Dept.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Feb-May 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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