Accession Number : ADA325198

Title :   Information Warfare and the Principles of War.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Scafidi, Anthony L.

PDF Url : ADA325198

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Within all the Services the debate is raging about information dominance, control of 'cyberspace' or the 'Infosphere' and Information Warfare. Some argue that Information Warfare (IW) is just a repackaging of old concepts and current practices, while others contend it is the next Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA). The question that needs to be addressed is; can IW achieve strategic and operational military objectives on its on merit? A way to answer this questions is to analyze IW against our current doctrine. Using the principles of war as a framework, does IW fit (or can it be employed) in the operational environment? Will it be necessary to redefine or update the principles of war to accommodate this changing environment?

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *POLITICAL REVOLUTION, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, WARFARE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, INFORMATION PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE