Accession Number : ADA309292

Title :   Information Warfare: Is It Feasible? Desirable?

Descriptive Note : Strategy rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Ward, Thomas E., III

PDF Url : ADA309292

Report Date : 29 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Information Warfare is a hot topic throughout the Department of Defense today, and a debate rages about what it really is, who the warfighters are, and what its impact will be on warfare in the future. This study defines key concepts of information warfare, examines its offensive and defensive components, and compares information warfare to a previous technological revolution, air warfare. The paper draws on a broad spectrum of resources from military, philosophy, business, and computer-oriented perspectives. It examines opportunities and potential pitfalls in the conduct of offensive and defensive information warfare, the desirability and feasibility of using information warfare weapons and techniques, and concludes with precautionary caveats about vulnerabilities, expectations, and applicability.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *COMBAT INFORMATION CENTERS, WEAPONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMPARISON, AERIAL WARFARE, RESOURCES.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE