Accession Number : ADA307334

Title :   The Challenge of Netwar for the Operational Commander.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Poole, James A.

PDF Url : ADA307334

Report Date : 06 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The threat of intrusions to U.S. domestic and military infrastructure and information systems is very real and may affect our national security now and in the future. Information has become a new center of gravity that must be protected. Netwar is one tool of Information Warfare that the operational commander can use in defensive and offensive operations to gain information dominance. Netwar targets military or civilian non-weapons computer networks to gain a military advantage while it protects one's own systems from attack. With an overview of Netwar concepts, this paper explores the benefits of Netwar for the commander, the defensive and offensive decisions that must be made, and some prescriptions for the future that will enable the commander to fight and win conflicts effectively in the twenty-first century.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY, *COMPUTER NETWORKS, WARFARE, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, TOOLS, ATTACK, PROBLEM SOLVING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, DOMESTIC, MILITARY COMMANDERS, INTRUSION, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Computer Systems Management and Standards
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE