Throughout history, communication has been central to the conduct of military campaigns. Nevertheless, until recently it has not been a significant theme in the discourse on war; rather, it has been seen as a mere part of the background. The capacity to collect and transmit messages has, however, been a key part of military decision making and has often proved decisive in winning wars. Access to better real-time communication technologies (e.g., telegraph, telephone, radio, computer, satellite, network, etc.) has been improving and transforming command and control (C2). Today, communication is a bedrock of the Western, and in particular the U.S., conduct of military operations. Networked and digitalized armed forces and their high-tech precision weapons are greatly dependent on the undisrupted, real-time and constant flow of ...

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