Accession Number : ADA310529

Title :   Analysis of Protection of Electronic Information in the Gulf War,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Taiying, Lin

PDF Url : ADA310529

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : In the Gulf War in early 1991, the most lethal and most expensive weapons were not the guided missiles, fighter craft, tanks, or warships, but the electronic information system deployed by the multinational troops in the Gulf area led by the United States. This information system was large-scale, advanced in technology, strict in organization, and high in operational efficiency, providing the overall, precise, timely, and continuous information about Iraqi troops to the multinational troops in its various command structure levels. Thus, the demand for prescribing combat plans and command execution was ensured, to have key functions in winning the war. The Gulf War was a concentrated manifestation of the modern informationized battleground. In the view of the U.S. forces, the Gulf War signaled the conclusion of a combat era and marked the coming of the C3I era. Therefore, analysis on the electronic information protection system in this war is very important and significant to cope with combat in the future high-tech conditions.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *ELECTRONIC WARFARE, *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *PROTECTION, *ELECTRONIC SECURITY, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY HISTORY, IRAQ, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), COMBAT SUPPORT, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, TRANSLATIONS, DEFENSE PLANNING, CHINA, FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Intelligence

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