Accession Number:

ADA346385

Title:

Information: An Independent Element of National Power

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-05-13

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE