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Effect of doctrinal differences on NATO C2

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Authors
Dzierzanowski, Kenneth P.
Subjects
NATO
C3
C2
Warsaw Pact
warfighting doctrine
Airland battle
Advisors
Sovereign, Michael G.
Date of Issue
1990-06
Date
June 1990
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The warfighting doctrines of NATO's five national armies, which are deployed in central Europe against the Warsaw Pact, are examined with emphasis on coalition warfare. NATO's warfighting doctrine is explored with particular attention to the military and political aspects of coalition warfare. Selected NATO command, control, and consultation issues, including synchronization and coordination, are identified and examined. The doctrines of these five national armies are not fully compatible. Warfighting doctrines which are not compatible increase the vulnerability of multi-national unit boundaries and do not contribute to the overall impression of deterrence. Concepts to improve NATO's deterrent and warfighting capabilities are presented. These concepts include approaching incompatible national doctrines as a coordination issue. If NATO strengthens its coordination mechanisms, both the coalition's peacetime deterrent efforts and wartime capabilities will be enhanced.
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Thesis
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Department
Command, Control, and Communications Academic Group
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
viii, 129 p. ill., maps
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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