Thoughts on Command and Control Warfare
Generations of Command and Control Warfare
the beginning, there was Hand-to-Hand Combat. And the sons of Hand-to-Hand
Combat were Rock, Spear, and Sword Warfare. And it was good. And the morning and
the evening were called the First Wave, or Agrarian Warfare.
Warfare begat Mechanized Combat. And the sons of Mechanized Combat were Combined
Arms and Chemical Warfare and Radio Counter Measures. And Radio Counter Measures
begat Electronic Combat. And the sons of Electronic Combat were Electronic
Warfare; Command, Control and Communications Counter Measures and Suppression of
Enemy Air Defenses. Now the sons of Electronic Warfare were Counter Measures,
Counter-Counter Measures and Support Measures. And it was good. And the morning
and evening were called the Second Wave, or Industrial Warfare.
the third day, all hell broke loose. Electronic Combat went into the tent of
Technology and knew her. But Command, Control and Communications Counter
Measures also lusted after Technology and went into her tent and knew her also.
And it was very good. And so it was that her days were accomplished that she
should deliver her child, and she wrapped him in strange words and laid him in a
paradigm. And they called him Command and Control Warfare, for they knew not who
his father was, Electronic Combat or Command, Control and Communications
wise men came from the Joint Staff bearing gifts. And they gave him OPSEC,
PSYOPS, Deception, Electronic Warfare and Destruction. And Electronic Warfare
kicked out all his sons and begat new sons. And the new sons of Electronic
Warfare were Electronic Attack, Protect, and Support. And the morning and
evening were called the Third Wave, or Information Warfare.
let me tell you as concerns those events that are yet to come. Fire will fall
from heaven and consume the house of Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses. And the
family of Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses will scatter before the fire, and
gather to the tribes of Destruction and Electronic Attack. And they will lose
their name for all generations.
Verily, I say unto thee, all now be renamed under the umbrella term Information Operations, and do spread this gospel of warfare without killing. And lo, it is politically correct.
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