Accession Number:

ADA357633

Title:

Strategic Information Warfare Rising

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

The objective of this effort was to derive a framework for policy and strategy decision making on problems raised by the emerging potential of Strategic Information Warfare. This study was undertaken in recognition that future U.S. national security strategy is likely to be profoundly affected by the ongoing rapid evolution of cyberspace the Global Information Infrastructure GII and, thus by the growing dependence of the U.S. military and other national institutions and infrastructures on potentially vulnerable elements of the U.S. national information infrastructure. This report should be of special interest to those who are exploring the effect of the information revolution on strategic warfare, and to those who are concerned with ensuring the security of information dependent infrastructures. It should also be of interest to those segments of the U.S. and the international security community that are concerned with the post-Cold War evolution of military and national security strategy, especially strategy changes driven wholly or in part by the evolution of, and possible revolutions in, information technology. The research reported here builds on an earlier and ongoing body of research within the center on the national security implications of the information revolution.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE