Accession Number : ADA467510


Title :   Russian and Chinese Information Warfare: Theory and Practice


Descriptive Note : Briefing charts


Corporate Author : FOREIGN MILITARY STUDIES OFFICE (ARMY) FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Timothy L ; Elliot, Cathy


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a467510.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : Russian and China have developed concepts of information operations (IO) and information superiority (IS) that differ from US concepts. Russia divides IO theory into information-technical and information-psychological aspects. According to Rastorguyev, an information weapon can be any technical, biological, or social means or system that is used for the purposeful production, processing, transmitting, presenting or blocking of data and or processes that work with the data. Effectiveness of disorganizing an enemy's control system determines who will win or lose, even in wars of a limited nature. Chinese General Dai states that Information operations are a series of operations with an information environment as the basic battlefield condition, with military information and an information system as the direct operational targets, and with electronic warfare and a computer network war as the principal forms; focus is on strength of forces and knowledge. China's focus is on stratagems and control; its IW thinking is evolving away from Western thinking.


Descriptors :   *RUSSIA , *CHINA , *INFORMATION WARFARE , INFORMATION THEORY , ELECTRONIC SECURITY , PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology
      Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE