By E. Hartley Leather

This instruction manual was once written in the course of global conflict II, no longer for commandos or expert wrestlers, yet for Canada's domestic shield - that's, for usual humans. the continuing curiosity in and insist for an illustrated ebook in this topic led to its reissue in its wartime structure. the writer, of the Royal Canadian Artillery, believes that wisdom of self-defense is a valid funding on anybody's half at any time - not only in the course of battle - and he units out to supply that wisdom. The textual content is obvious and simple, and the illustrations make false impression most unlikely. This ebook is vital for anyone with an curiosity in self-defense, guns or army strive against

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Since the beginning of the Information Age, commanders have been concerned about how information technologies would affect information flow on the battlefield. A look at The Unintended Consequences of Information Age Technologies, 2 (requested by General John Shalikashvili, a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) concluded that changes in the flow of information could be dysfunctional if these changes were not also accompanied by changes to concepts of operation, doctrine, organization, command concepts, training, and other elements of a mission capability package.

These experiments are almost universally declared successes. However, because we were not able to instrument them fully, we cannot know exactly what happened or why. This greatly limits the usefulness of these events and squanders opportunities to contribute to our understanding of how information can be effectively leveraged. Chapter 2 31 Hierarchy of Measures Figure 16 depicts the primitives in the context of a hierarchy of measures that can be employed to understand the Information Superiority/Network Centric Warfare value chain.

Until recent times, the capability to collect, record, store, process, and disseminate information was extremely limited. Note the relatively similar capabilities that existed in the times of Sun Tzu and Clausewitz in contrast with the dramatically different situation that exists today. The comparative lack of information technology in Sun Tzu’s and Clausewitz’s times limited the ability of commanders to know what was going on and their ability to communicate and collaborate with their subordinates.

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