Stretching the Network: Using Transformed Forces in Demanding Contingencies Other Than War
Can networking solve common operational challenges in nonpermissive contingencies short of war? The authors describe the capabilities of networked forces and examine their utility for meeting the challenges of these lesser contingencies. They conclude that the ability to gather, fuse, and share information is important for overcoming nearly all operational problems associated with such contingencies. Networking also has advantages for pursuing a number of specific operational objectives.