Accession Number:

ADA248134

Title:

Information War

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL CENTER FOR STRATEGY AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The struggle to dominate the information sphere, the domain of command, control, communications and intelligence C3I, will be the center of gravity of future conflicts between modern forces. Command is an information function. The modern staff, and the data processing and communication systems it relies on, performs important value-adding analysis and decision services to aid the commander. The entire information system supporting the commander is essential to conducting modern warfare, and is, therefore, a critical target to be attacked and a vital resource to be protected. For these reasons, the principles of information war must see specific application in United States force development strategies, and they must be integrated into the body of doctrine underlying our force employment strategies. Information and weapon technologies are maturing to the point that the ability to identify and locate a target in space and time implies the ability to destroy it. Modern weapons are dependent upon accurate, precise, and timely targeting information.

Subject Categories:

  • Countermeasures
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE