Accession Number:

ADA310529

Title:

Analysis of Protection of Electronic Information in the Gulf War,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

In the Gulf War in early 1991, the most lethal and most expensive weapons were not the guided missiles, fighter craft, tanks, or warships, but the electronic information system deployed by the multinational troops in the Gulf area led by the United States. This information system was large-scale, advanced in technology, strict in organization, and high in operational efficiency, providing the overall, precise, timely, and continuous information about Iraqi troops to the multinational troops in its various command structure levels. Thus, the demand for prescribing combat plans and command execution was ensured, to have key functions in winning the war. The Gulf War was a concentrated manifestation of the modern informationized battleground. In the view of the U.S. forces, the Gulf War signaled the conclusion of a combat era and marked the coming of the C3I era. Therefore, analysis on the electronic information protection system in this war is very important and significant to cope with combat in the future high-tech conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE