Accession Number : ADA306977

Title :   Strategic Information Warfare: A New Face of War.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Molander, Roger C. ; Riddle, Andrew S. ; Wilson, Peter A.

PDF Url : ADA306977

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : This report summarizes research performed by RAND for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence). The objective of this effort was to garner perspectives on a broad range of potential national security issues related to the evolving concept of information warfare, with a particular emphasis on the defensive aspects of what is characterized in the report as 'strategic information warfare.' The study was undertaken in recognition that future U.S. national security strategy is likely to be profoundly affected by the ongoing rapid evolution of cyberspace-the global information infrastructure-and in this context by the growing dependence of the U.S. military and other national institutions and infrastructures on potentially vulnerable elements of the U.S. national information infrastructure. This report should be of special interest to those who are exploring the effect of the information revolution on warfare. It should also be of interest to those segments of the U.S. and broader international security community that are concerned with the post-cold war evolution of military and national security strategy, especially strategy changes driven wholly or in part by the evolution of, and possible revolutions in, technology.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *STRATEGIC WARFARE, *ELECTRONIC INTELLIGENCE, STRATEGY, VULNERABILITY, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE