A New American Way of War? C4ISR in Operation Iraqi Freedom, A Provisional Assessment

John Ferris

Abstract


This article uses evidence in the public domain about Operation Iraqi Freedom, as a means to assess how far American military forces are able to act on ideas about net-centric warfare, information operations, and command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. From that basis, it assesses the feasibility of these ideas themselves.

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