Encountering the Enemy: Defeat versus Surprise

“To be defeated is pardonable; to be surprised – never!” Napoleon Bonaparte (Maxims of War, 1831) (Kiley, 2005) Reference Kiley, K. (2005) Thumbing through the Napoleonic Wars: The Words of Napoleon and Others Who May Have Influenced His Methods. Available from World Wide Web: http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/napoleon/c_quotes.html. [Accessed: 07 August, 2016]. Advertisements Advertisements

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Linking Command, Confusion and Distance…

“The amount of confusion in a command post is in direct proportion to the distance it is from the incident!” Unknown

Social Media & the Military

Research Paper Title New Media Warfare: Tweeting From the Front Lines. Abstract Whether referring to Hezbollah in the Israeli-Hezbollah War in the summer of 2006, Hamas in the Battle of Jenin in 2002, or the ongoing expansion of the “insurgency” across the Internet, new media has opened up traditional warfare to that of the virtual, and information —… Read More

A Human Factors Approach to Analysing Military Command & Control

Research Paper Title A Human Factors Approach to Analysing Military Command and Control. Abstract This paper applies the Event Analysis for Systemic Teamwork (EAST) method to an example of military command and control. EAST offers a way to describe system level ’emergent properties’ that arise from the complex interactions of system components (human and technical). These are described… Read More