There are “knees in the curve” at both ends of the force size spectrum.
First, force size must be increased to a certain level before information superiority can be utilized to its maximum extent. Second, once a certain force level is reached, information superiority begins to decrease in value. This is another reminder of the importance of striking the balance between sensor and shooter and why this area of research is so important.
Additionally, this relationship suggests that information capabilities should not be viewed as a simple add-on to force capability, but that the values of force size and information are dependent on one another. Thus, force development must incorporate and evaluate the combined capabilities of information systems and combat equipment, and not assess these capabilities individually.
EXPLORING THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION
SUPERIORITY TO THE DECISION MAKER
John B. Jackson, III