Talk:Command and control
This article isn't really complete without some discussion of how U.S. federal powers drastically expanded during World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War. One can argue that command and control functions have grown to dominate the whole federal government. State governments seem to retain a great deal more legislative civility. Except in California where they have their hands tied by referenda, ballot initiatives, and representative recalls.
The USSR was a state that ran entirely on command and control, so was Mao's China. The US may be buying into the same fate. But that may be also propaganda. Not sure how to handle the issue.