Battle-Wise: Seeking Time-Information Superiority in Networked Warfare
Publisher: National Defense University | ISBN: 1579060722 | edition 2006 | PDF | 174 pages | 2 mb
"The unstoppable spread of information networking and know how gives rise to the need for a new edge – one that utilizes but transcends networks – by developing people, teams, and decisionmaking methods that convert information into better choices and outcomes. We call this new edge ‘battle-wisdom.’” – Battle-Wise
The United States is well on its way to integrating the use of information networks into its warfighting doctrine. At the same time, adversaries are leveraging networking technologies and concepts to further their aims. Although many of these adversaries are technologically inferior to U.S. firepower, their use of network-centric concepts can potentially affect the costs of war. The mutation of Al Qaeda after 9/11 and the ongoing insurgency in Iraq provide a glimpse of what U.S. forces are likely to face in the future. As a result, military operations are likely to grow even more complex, stressful, ill-defined, and politically sensitive than they have been in the past.