The historical development of military organization in the United States has been strongly influenced by the desire to make more precise information available to decision-makers at appropriate levels in the chain of command for national security and warfare. By placing the U.S. military in national and international contexts, this paper proposes that its historical development results from the complex informational needs critical to the political-economic evolution of the State. Specifically, technology, strategy, chain of command and battlefield tactics increasingly require improvements in information quantity, quality and analysis.
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