Accession Number : ADA312081

Title :   Responding with Force to Information Warfare: Legal Perspectives.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Zengel, Patricia

PDF Url : ADA312081

Report Date : 20 MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The advent of Information Warfare (IW), heralded by many as an approaching Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA), has raised questions concerning the ability of the existing body of international law to respond to novel legal issues that IW will inevitably pose, specifically with regard to the use of force to counter IW attack. It has been suggested that a new or significantly expanded body of international law might be required to address issues pertaining to the use of force in the context of 1W. Upon closer examination, however, it appears that while existing law in this area does not necessarily provide definitive and universally accepted answers to all questions that may arise, it does provide the needed structure for analysis. The development of international law in this area will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MILITARY APPLICATIONS, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, EXPANSION, INTERNATIONAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE