Accession Number:

ADA525652

Title:

Wild Card: How Information Flows from the Modern Battlefield

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY FORCES STRATEGIC COMMAND HUNTSVILLE AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Imagine the horror of death by friendly fire. See the faces of a mother and father at the moment they are told their son or daughter was killed by American fire. Today, far more than bullets can cause this horrific scene. This is a new age and there are new threats. Information warfare is the latest theme to capture the imagination of the U.S. Army. The Objective Force, the technological army with the narrow soldier base, depends on the rapid and accurate flow of information to fuel its highly technical killing power. To protect its classified information, this army can depend on traditional security elements. This new army, however, also generates a massive amount of unclassified material that is overlooked by traditional security measures. Could this material reveal the secrets the Army hopes to protect In the information revolution, open source information is the wild card of the modern battlefield. It is a form of friendly fire. The Army must protect this vulnerability through operations security.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE