The Soviet coup: a command, control, and communications analysis
Herbert, Joseph Howard
Brown, R. Mitchell, III
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis presents an analysis of the August 1991 Soviet coup from a command, control and communications (C3) perspective. Through the use of C3 modeling and functional decomposition, the C3 systems developed by the State Committee for the State of the Emergency (SCSE) and the reformist opposition to the coup are examined and the most significant strengths and weaknesses are identified. The comparative model developed for the study, the Coup Operations Process Model (COPM), is an extrapolation of C3 military operations process models. Toe COPM incorporates the C3 characteristics of crisis management and introduces the concept of a controllable interface separating the immediate and extended operational environments. Specific political, military and media events preceding this coup are examined to determine critical developmental factors which influenced the structure and operational dynamics of C3 systems employed at the start of the coup. Analysis of the development and execution of the coup substantiates the importance of C3 in the conduct of crisis operations and identifies the key C3 functions which directly affected the outcome of the coup.
RightsThis 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.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Colvin, Brandon J. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2015-06);The volatility in today’s economics has resulted in government attempts to reduce cost while maintaining performance. One of the elements examined by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency was the idea of fractionating ...
Lee, Jin Ki (Monterey, California;. Naval Postgraduate School, 1980-03);The multivariate analysis techniques of cluster analysis, principal component analysis, and discriminant analysis are examined in this thesis, The theory and applications of each of the techniques are discussed. Computer ...
Mason, Christopher (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2019-05);This paper looks at environmental impacts of natural gas and its use as a cleaner fossil fuel, by exploring its environmental impact compared to coal. This will look into the climate impacts associated with natural gas ...