Cover: Command and Control

Command and Control

A Glance at the Future

Published 1962

by Norman Crolee Dalkey


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A summary of the major trends in command and control during the past five years. Emphasis has been on central nuclear war problems, on partial “systems,” on hardware-sensors, computers, and communications, on the vulnerability of communications and command posts, on the centralization of decisions in a few command centers, and on information gathering systems. Forces are then discussed that are likely to produce modifications of these trends in the future. The feasibility of realtime planning is also considered.

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