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The Resource The World Wide Military Command and Control System : evolution and effectiveness, David E. Pearson, (electronic resource)

The World Wide Military Command and Control System : evolution and effectiveness, David E. Pearson, (electronic resource)

Label
The World Wide Military Command and Control System : evolution and effectiveness
Title
The World Wide Military Command and Control System
Title remainder
evolution and effectiveness
Statement of responsibility
David E. Pearson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Perhaps the best single way to summarize it is to view the book as a bureaucratic or organizational history. What the author does is to take three distinct historical themes-organization, technology, and ideology and examine how each contributed to the development of WWMCCS and its ability (and frequent inability) to satisfy the demands of national leadership. Whereas earlier works were primarily descriptive, cataloguing the command and control assets then in place or under development, The book offers more analysis by focusing on the issue of how and why WWMCCS developed the way it did. While at first glance less provocative, this approach is potentially more useful for defense decision makers dealing with complex human and technological systems in the post-cold-war era. It also makes for a better story and, I trust, a more interesting read. By necessity, this work is selective. The elements of WWMCCS are so numerous, and the parameters of the system potentially so expansive, that a full treatment is impossible within the compass of a single volume. Indeed, a full treatment of even a single WWMCCS asset or subsystem-the Defense Satellite Communications System, Extremely Low Frequency Communications, the National Military Command System, to name but a few-could itself constitute a substantial work. In its broadest conceptualization, WWMCCS is the world, and my approach has been to deal with the head of the octopus rather than its myriad tentacles. Limitation Code
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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1953-
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Pearson, David E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Worldwide Military Command and Control System
  • Worldwide Military Command and Control System
  • HISTORY / Military / Biological & Chemical Warfare
Label
The World Wide Military Command and Control System : evolution and effectiveness, David E. Pearson, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"June 2000."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
162563985
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 381 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429477819
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)162563985
  • 195818
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The World Wide Military Command and Control System : evolution and effectiveness, David E. Pearson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"June 2000."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
162563985
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 381 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429477819
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)162563985
  • 195818
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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