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Operations in the Information Environment: Achieving Decision Dominance

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies

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The changing character of warfare necessitates that Operations in the Information Environment OIE be at the forefront of military planning and execution. With an inability to match US physical power, US adversaries rely increasingly on asymmetric approaches that include information warfare capabilities to undermine US actions and influence. Future Joint All Domain Operations JADO will require an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to warfighting. This paper asserts that deliberate action taken to target the enemys cognitive and information filters will impede the adversarys decision-making process and deprive him of the ability to make informed decisions about effectively employing military power. By examining Russian operations in the information environment, information warfare activities, and the theory of Reflexive Control, the author has developed the Theory of Decision Dominance. This theory seeks to provide a way to deliberately use information to target an adversarys behavior and information systems. The goal is to deny the adversary the ability to perceive and recognize the situation and hinder his ability to effectively use the information presented to him to make calculated decisions.

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  • Information Science
  • Military Intelligence
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]