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Information Dominance: A Policy of Selective Engagement.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The information age revolution is changing many aspects of our everyday life. We see this in the economy, in politics, and now in the Department of Defense as it struggles to reap the full benefits of the information age technologies. As a world leader in information age technology, the United States must leverage the power of the microprocessor to best posture itself for continued growth as the worlds only superpower. This information revolution, coupled with other enabling technologies, will also ensure the military continues to meet the needs of the nation in an ever changing global environment. In order to remain the information super power, the United States must develop a strategy focused on new ways to leverage information technology to meet the political, economic, and military needs of the nation. This must include ways to protect an infrastructure vulnerable to information warfare, and new laws to govern those who travel in cyberspace. This paper will examine information as an instrument of national power argue the need for a national information strategy highlight the risks associated with a growing dependence on information and discuss the need for new guidelines, laws, and agreements to govern cyberspace.
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