Ghosts in the Machine: The Human Link in Precision Strike 'Kill Chain'

Keeter, Hunter C.
July 2004
Sea Power;Jul2004, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p16
Reports on the U.S. military's re-evaluation of its approaches to precision strike, with emphasis on the "man in the loop". Use of precision-guided munitions to deliver devastating blows against an unsuspecting enemy; Importance of information provided by ground forces in precision strike capability. INSET: The Human Element in Precision Strike.


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