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Cognitive-Emotional Conflict: Adversary Will and Social Resilience

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National Defense University Fort Lesley J. McNair United States

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Todays information sharing tools let adversaries interfere more directly than ever with a targeted nations political processes and the minds of its citizens.1 Operating effectively in such cognitive-emotional conflict requires that information-based capabilities be employed and countered in agile, integrated ways across the military, government, and society.2 Coherent narratives tied to strategy and backed by actions are important.3 Technical cyberspace activities need to be well-coordinated with content-based approaches like military information operations, government-wide messaging, and intelligence gathering including all forms of security.4 Even more important is to build a societys resilience against persistent, disruptive, or disinformation campaigns that aim to undermine citizen confidence and core beliefs.

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Journal Article - Open Access

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PRISM , 7, 2, 01 Jan 0001, 01 Jan 0001, See also AD1044677.



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