Accession Number : ADA309717

Title :   Planning for the Information Campaign.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Pears, Andrew H.

PDF Url : ADA309717

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Desert Storm demonstrated the importance of dominating the information realm during a conflict. Information warfare is the means through which our forces can maintain information dominance on future battlefields. Air Force doctrine is currently being modified to include three new roles and missions related specifically to information warfare. Plans for future conflicts should include these new roles and missions. Campaign plans serve as the unifying focus for our conduct of warfare. This study examines the various aspects of campaign planning and information warfare. This research provides future planners eight specific information campaign planning recommendations. It is recommended that the information campaign plan support the joint effort, follow the fundamentals of campaign plans (JCS Pub 5-0), and accomplish information warfare objectives. Furthermore, information campaign planners should examine communications network survivability, friendly and enemy centers of gravity, satellite systems capabilities and vulnerabilities, the possible effects of the media and specific user requirements.

Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *MODIFICATION, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, *INFORMATION THEORY, *AIR FORCE PLANNING, MILITARY OPERATIONS, IRAQ, KUWAIT, SURVIVABILITY, BATTLEFIELDS, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, USER NEEDS, ENEMY.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE