Accession Number:

ADA528617

Title:

The Profession of Arms in the Information Age

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Information is a potent investment in war. The military subscribes to this idea and calls it information warfare, defined as any actions that deny, exploit, corrupt, or destroy enemy information and its functions protect us from such actions and exploit friendly military information functions. To some, information warfare simply means using information to achieve national objectives-a form of war about who knows what, when, where, and why and just how well we know both ourselves and our enemy. Its target seems to be the human mind. Information dominance has thus become a prerequisite for fighting future wars.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE