Accession Number : ADA328145

Title :   Information Operations and Unity of Effort: The Case for a Joint Interagency Information Operations Task Force.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Straughan, Matt

PDF Url : ADA328145

Report Date : 13 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : With the end of the Cold War and the resulting down-sizing of the military, unity of effort between all instruments of U.S. national power is more important than ever. Currently, the organizational structure does not exist to effectively and efficiently coordinate the instruments of power below the national-strategic or theater-strategic level of operations. By establishing a Joint Interagency Information Operations Task Force (JIIOTF) at the operational level, in support of military operations, including MOOTW, unity of effort and a coordinated application of the information instrument of power can be achieved. The result of coordinated InfoOps would be reduced combat casualties, faster establishment of legitimacy for humanitarian operations, increased host nation support for relief missions, and more effective application of the other instruments of power.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY DOWNSIZING, *OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, NATIONAL SECURITY, COLD WAR.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE