Accession Number:

ADA310926

Title:

Peacetime Foreign Data Manipulation as One Aspect of Offensive Information Warfare: Questions of Legality under the United Nations Charter Article 2(4).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI ADVANCED RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-06-14

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

Paper discusses the issue of whether manipulation of a foreign states data may be considered to be the use of force against that country in violation of Article 24 of the U.N. Charter. The paper first reviews the different methods of interpreting treaties such as the U.N. Charter, then examines briefly whether Article 24 is still a valid norm under international law. The paper concludes that in certain circumstances data manipulation could be the use of force, but is more likely to be considered an intervention in the internal affairs of the foreign state than the use of force.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Intelligence
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE