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dc.contributor.authorInbody, Donald S. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0003-0774-6617 )
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-15T21:23:16Z
dc.date.available2015-09-15T21:23:16Z
dc.date.issued2003-01-13
dc.identifier.citationInbody, D. S. (2003). Swarming and counter-swarming: Historical observations and conclusions. Proceedings of the Swarming: Network Enabled C4ISR Conference, Washington, D.C.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5724
dc.description.abstractRecent attention to swarming theory and the potential for such use in modern combat has raised much interest in venues as diverse as UCLA, UC Berkeley, and the Marine Corps Combat Development Center. Much writing and research has been accomplished looking into various theories of swarming involving insects and birds as well as how to make machines function intelligently in concert. With seemingly new challenges being presented to the United States and the western world by terrorism and other forms of unconventional warfare, interest is high with great hopes that such work will yield a “new” warfare model or techniques that will provide an edge in future combat. By examining the cases of two battles - Rorke's Drift and Islandhlwana, some military principles can be found that appear to be common both in the use of swarming tactics and in counter-swarming (defensive) tactics. Swarming, while potentially dangerous, may be effectively countered by use of well-known military principles of massing modern weapon effects by use of effective command and control.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipJohn Stenbit, Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration) Steven Price, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Spectrum, Space, Sensors, & C3) Joint C4ISR Decision Support Centeren_US
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dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherC4ISR Decision Support Center, Department of Defenseen_US
dc.sourceSwarming: Network Enabled C4ISR Conference, 2003, Washington, D.C., United States.
dc.source.urihttp://www.iwar.org.uk/rma/resources/swarming/swarming-c4isr.pdf
dc.subjectSwarmingen_US
dc.subjectCounter-swarmingen_US
dc.subjectC4ISRen_US
dc.subjectTacticsen_US
dc.titleSwarming and Counter-Swarming: Historical Observations and Conclusionsen_US
txstate.documenttypePaper
txstate.departmentPolitical Science


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