Managing Command and Control in the Persian Gulf War (Contributions in Women's Studies; 156) (Hardcover)

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During Desert Shield, the Air Force built a very complicated organizational architecture to control large numbers of air sorties. During the air campaign itself, officers at each level of the Central Command Air Forces believed they were managing the chaos of war. Yet, when the activities of the many significant participants are pieced together, it appears that neither the planners nor Lt. Gen. Charles A. Horner, the Joint Force Air Component Commander, knew the details of what was happening in the air campaign or how well the campaign was going. There was little appreciation of the implications of complex organizational architectures for military command and control. Against a smarter and more aggressive foe, the system may well have failed.

About the Author


MARK D. MANDELES is President of the J. de Bloch Group.THOMAS C. HONE is a member of the faculty of the George C. Marshall Center.SANFORD S. TERRY is Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780275952617
ISBN-10: 0275952614
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: September 24th, 1996
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Contributions in Women's Studies; 156