Accession Number : ADA325003

Title :   Information Warfare and Its Impact on National Security.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : DeVries, Anita D.

PDF Url : ADA325003

Report Date : 13 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : For years, the United States national security posture has relied heavily on secured sea lines of communication, friendly borders, unmatched human and material resources, unlimited mobilization capability, and nuclear hegemony. This paper defines information warfare; examines its offensive and defensive components; explores potential threats, information warfare legalities and nature; and concludes that we face a tremendous challenge at the strategic level to keep our current status of being a world power to be reckoned with.

Descriptors :   *WARFARE, *NATIONAL SECURITY, ELECTRONICS, GLOBAL, STRATEGY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, IMPACT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, THREATS, MOBILIZATION, COMPUTERS, VULNERABILITY, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MILITARY TACTICS, INFRASTRUCTURE.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE