Accession Number:

ADA374690

Title:

US Armed Forces Information Operations - Is the Doctrine Adequate

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

Ultimately, all military operations function on information. This requires an active thought process to protect the needed information and information systems as well as to exploit adversaries information requirements. The sister services have pursued approaches in developing and resourcing Information Operations based upon their tactical requirements. Outlining the joint and service doctrines, this monograph suggests that doctrine at the operational and strategic level is a collusion of service tactical doctrine and is too broad in its guidance. The doctrine does not specify responsibilities at the operational or strategic levels nor does it afford for synergy based on the services Information Operations doctrine. The study concludes that the doctrine represent a solid point of departure to continue the refinement and delineation of Information Operations at the operational and strategic levels.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE