Military command of forces and military control of forces have been practiced by military organizations since the inception of organized warfare. Today, however, one essential difference is the split second requirement to assess the situation and act or react with precision.
Twite, Martin J. Jr
"School of Naval Warfare- The impact of ADP on the Naval Strategic Command and Control System,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 20
, Article 8.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol20/iss7/8