Accession Number : ADA318379

Title :   Information Warfare. A Strategy for Peace. The Decisive Edge in War.

Corporate Author : JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA318379

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Information Warfare (1W) has emerged as a joint warfighting mission arena. The explosive proliferation of information-based technology significantly impacts warfighting across all phases, the range of military operations and all levels of war. Our reliance on technology creates dependency and vulnerabilities throughout our global basing and information support networks and generates requirements for defensive IW capabilities. However, the same technologies also create vulnerabilities for our adversaries that can be exploited using offensive 1W capabilities. When fully developed and integrated, 1W offers enormous potential to support our warfighters. A comprehensive 1W approach is essential to ensure warfghters have the tools to exploit adversaries vulnerabilities while ensuring full access to timely accurate, and relevant information wherever and whenever needed. The Joint Staff developed an JW vision and strategy to address our most urgent needs. The concepts outlined in this brochure provide a common framework to guide our continuing and expanding efforts in this vital mission area.

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *STRATEGIC WARFARE, MILITARY OPERATIONS, WARFARE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, LEADERSHIP, PEACETIME, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, NETWORKS, THREATS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, PROTECTION, LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Subject Categories : Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE