This article explores the pros and cons of destroying or severely degrading the strategic command, control, and communication (C3) assets of a politico-military adversary--i.e., decapitation.
"Trends. The Pros and Cons of Decapitation: An Example from Dagestan,"
International Bulletin of Political Psychology: Vol. 7
, Article 4.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/ibpp/vol7/iss13/4