Some thoughts on structuring an operational defense command

by Samuel M. Genensky

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A set of logical and self-consistent functions developed for a hypothetical command charged with the air, land, sea, and space defense of North America. These functions are evolved by exploring the functions that might be performed by a pair of hypothetical commands of superior rank in the same hierarchy. The technique illustrated in this paper is applicable to the development of a set of logical and self-consistent functions for any joint or single service command.

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