"Units were defeated alone": the results of simulated attacks on communications systems of the US Army

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In recent years, the Pentagon has been actively implementing the concept of network-centric warfare, in which the troops must behave as a single unit due to the close connection between the units scattered on the battlefield.

According to the columnist Christopher Dougherty, Russia and China are trying to turn into disadvantages the advantages of the American army, which were obtained as a result of the formation of a common information field, by means of a destructive effect on it.



This path is quite justified

- the author believes, expressing on the pages of Defense News his opinion on the effectiveness of the interference of opponents in the communications of American troops.

However, the Pentagon does not intend to abandon the network-centric doctrine and is going to move to a new level of its development, which involves the creation of a comprehensive "network of networks" with support for artificial intelligence and cloud storage. As expected, hyperlinks will be able to give access to any information from any theater of war to any soldier.

Given the intentions of the US military, Dougherty calls for consideration of the possible destructive impact on the hypergrid of Russia and China, which have spent decades developing means of influencing the information and command systems of the United States in space, cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum:

The restoration of the information dominance of US forces in the post-Cold War era is a chimera.

In his words, the imitations carried out by the American military confirmed the disastrous consequences of the enemy's interference in a single information field. The enemy managed to break the connection between the forces scattered on the battlefield.

Instead of fighting together, scattered American units fought alone and, without access to outside support, often suffered defeat alone.

- the author sums up the results of simulated attacks on the communications systems of the US troops.

How the developer sees the work of the hypernet:

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    1. +6
      21 May 2021
      As expected, hyperlinks will be able to give access to any information from any theater of war to any soldier.

      This is where our real hackers should roam.
      But in fact, that this whole concept did not really help the American army with its allies in Afghanistan, and there, after all, there was no one opposition in this area at all.
      1. +7
        21 May 2021
        The beginning of the video, where two African-Americans with smart faces are looking at the screen, reminded me that somehow the academy subjected this concept to a critical analysis and it was based on an overestimation of a person's ability to adequately process a large amount of conflicting information! Here you also need to have the appropriate intelligence and level of knowledge, psychosomatics ... Add to this the bureaucratization of the management process and insufficient consideration of the changeable nature of combat, plus a number of other shortcomings, including in the field of psychology, when the situation, filled with huge amounts of information and opportunities, levels the value of the information itself, which increases the likelihood of making erroneous decisions ... And if from above we add the opposition of the enemy (not a native with caramults) but a suitably technically equipped enemy, then problems will arise in every way!
        1. +8
          21 May 2021
          I totally agree, but there is another side to the coin.
          in the field of psychology, when an environment filled with huge amounts of information and opportunities negates the value of the information itself, which increases the likelihood of making erroneous decisions.

          What decision will the commander make in the absence of information, given that he is used to having this information?
          An example from life, the loss of a smartphone for the overwhelming majority of people is a disaster.
          1. +2
            21 May 2021
            If one smartphone is a grief, but if there are many and everyone calls? What should the poor fellows do if they are in an unfamiliar area and do not know why they are there.
        2. +2
          21 May 2021
          Quote: Finches
          when an environment filled with huge amounts of information and opportunities negates the value of the information itself, which increases the likelihood of making erroneous decisions.

          network center should help, but should not replace, because
          "Every warrior must understand his maneuver."
      2. +2
        21 May 2021
        Quote: Popandos
        But in fact, that this whole concept did not really help the American army with its allies in Afghanistan, and there, after all, there was no one opposition in this area at all.

        communication in the mountains is bad, it is also clear that the bourgeoisie with satellites does not have the same communication as they imagine
        1. +2
          21 May 2021
          Quote: poquello
          it is also clear that the bourgeoisie with satellites does not have the same communication as they imagine

          So Musk launches satellites in hundreds, for whom?
          1. +1
            21 May 2021
            Quote: NIKNN
            Quote: poquello
            it is also clear that the bourgeoisie with satellites does not have the same communication as they imagine

            So Musk launches satellites in hundreds, for whom?

            Duc conclusions along the way, go to the dream and where time will tell
    2. +1
      21 May 2021
      For every cunning American ass there is a bolt with the right thread ... tongue
    3. +1
      21 May 2021
      In the era of signaling, telephones were not trusted.
      In the era of telephone communications, radio communications were not trusted.
      In the age of radio communication, network communication is not trusted.

      But whoever does not change the communication system to the most modern one in time flies by.
      1. +1
        21 May 2021
        Quote: voyaka uh
        whoever does not change the communication system to the most modern in time - flies by.

        and in 2008, when Georgians were beaten with flags, there was a misunderstanding)))))))))))))))))), you need to know how to fight with what you have, and use something new so that you have a tangible effect
    4. +2
      21 May 2021
      It is not necessary to interrupt, you can clog this entire network with false data.
    5. +1
      21 May 2021
      Hmm .. the third mirrored will not start with the launch of missiles, but with the command to launch the Trojan tabs in order to put all the available networks.

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