Information: An Independent Element of National Power
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This paper posits that information is the only independent element of power. As such the traditional elements of power, diplomatic, economic and military, are derived from the informational element of power. To support this thesis, the paper reviews current views of information, message, means, and matter. With this understanding, it considers the evolution and purpose of the national security apparatus. This paper then turns to a review of the elements of power. It concludes by restating the thesis information is the only independent element of power and offers national policy makers recommendations to address the misapplication of information.
- Information Science
- Government and Political Science