Defining Information Power
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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All of the various elements and components of national information power, from Command and Control Warfare C2W through Military Information Warfare IW to Strategic Information Operations IO build upon each other to provide the fullest use of information as an element of national power. The existing DOD definition of IW is dysfunctional a better concept is to consider IW as those offensive and defensive warfighting actions in or via the information environment to control or exploit it. The existing DOD definition of IO is also dysfunctional a better concept is to consider IO as the range of military and government operations to protect and exploit the information environment. Together they provide national information power, the broadest range of military, governmental and civilian information capabilities that enable national-level exploitation and dominance of the information realm.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics