Accession Number:

AD1107500

Title:

Information is power : for Russia, it is really all about defense

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

In 2014 the Russian Federation annexed Crimea using tactics embodied in a term the Russians have coined New Generation Warfare NGW. In 2016, Russia unquestionably interfered in the2016 United States U.S. presidential election by employing the first and second phases of NGW primarily through the manipulation of information. Those operations are ongoing. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO and European Union EU are also continuously under attack by the Russians employing the first and second phases of NGW. Why Russia has and is conducting NGW operations is not well understood. NGW and the critical role information plays in its success is also poorly understood. This paper attempts to address both of these deficiencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE