Accession Number : ADA574438


Title :   Establishing Viable and Effective Information-Warfare Capability in Developing Nations Based on the U.S. Model


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF INFORMATION SCIENCES


Personal Author(s) : Niazi, Ashar A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a574438.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : Information Warfare (IW) is a reality of the 21st century. With the advancements in computer technology and innovations in information systems and networks, information has become a forceful weapon and an element of national power. Consequently, the conduct of war in this age has been greatly affected by the manner in which information is treated by the opposing forces. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has been aggressively formulating doctrine and policy on the subject since the early 1990s. The study of this evolution results in guidelines to the United States' coalition partners who may wish to make their own organizations more effective and viable by incorporating IW changes to suit their scale and scope of operations. IW, now called Information Operations (IO) in the DoD, is the amalgamation of multiple independent and diverse capabilities. Some of the latest IW capabilities may make less of a contribution in developing countries where organizations are less dependent on advanced information systems and communication networks in the cyber domain. This thesis will describe DoD's IO implementation methodology and its organizational structure at the Joint-Staff level, in U.S. Strategic Command, in U.S. Special Operations Command, and in each of the Armed Services. The thesis also will present guidelines for establishing viable IW capabilities in smaller militaries in developing countries.


Descriptors :   *ADAPTATION , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *DEVELOPING NATIONS , *INFORMATION WARFARE , *MILITARY CAPABILITIES , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *TRANSFER , AIR FORCE , ARMY , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , MARINE CORPS , NAVY , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , POLICIES , STRATEGY , THESES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE