Accession Number:

ADA465003

Title:

Improving Information Warfare Targeting: An IW Fires System

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Information Operations IO has grown in importance during recent conflicts. Yet some aspects of IO coordination and integration have fallen short of expectations. This has led to a desire by many in the IO community to better manage Information Warfare fires using the Joint Targeting Cycle as a rational process for their execution. However, current doctrine and joint organizations do not adequately provide for control of these fires. This paper addresses the conceptual challenges of Information Warfare IW targeting, including the differences between attacking will and attacking capability. Recent lessons learned in Iraq and Kosovo highlight additional IO problems within the Joint Targeting Cycle. An IW Fires System is proposed to address these shortcomings, providing a formalized and connected organization for IW targeting and fire support.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Psychology
  • Computer Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE