Accession Number : ADA560884


Title :   Breaking the Status Quo: Information and the Future Force


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Bircher, IV, John E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a560884.pdf


Report Date : 12 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : As the global environment becomes increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, the military must transform the manner in which it develops, manages, coordinates, synchronizes, and employs capabilities to create effects in cyberspace and the information environment. In the 21st century environment of globalization, the current approach by the U.S. military is inappropriate to meet the challenges posed by nation states and nonstate actors pursuing and protecting national, socio-demographic, and niche interests. Increasing budgetary constraints necessitate changes to the means of applying informational power if the military force is to remain a viable element of national power. This paper examines the evolution of the information environment, cyberspace, Information Operations and Strategic Communication and how the military leverages and applies information in the pursuit of national objectives. The paper recommends changes in cyber and communication capabilities necessary for the future force to meet the strategic needs of our nation.


Descriptors :   *CYBERWARFARE , *INFORMATION WARFARE , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *MILITARY DOCTRINE , *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , *STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS , AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT , ARMY TRAINING , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , CIVILIAN POPULATION , ECONOMICS , PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS , PUBLIC OPINION


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE