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Military Communications : A Test for Technology - John D Bergen

Military Communications

A Test for Technology

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Published: 1st March 2006
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In this volume the author develops the thesis that burgeoning technology in communications faced a severe test in Vietnam. He analyzes the advantages and drawbacks of new communications systems and the effects these systems had on decision making and on command. In so doing, he describes the difficulties that communications systems had in keeping pace with the information explosion and shows that command and control do not necessarily improve with enhanced communications. The study illustrates that the communicator's mission of "getting the message through" was not only critical to the success of combat operations but also as challenging as combat itself. The author's clear understanding and description of these issues make this a valuable work for those responsible for the future success of command, control, communications, and intelligence. At the same time it serves as a primer for readers not fully aware of the vital part communications play in every phase of warfare.

ISBN: 9781410225368
ISBN-10: 1410225364
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 1st March 2006
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.98