This archive includes timely and interesting materials of on topics of current interest. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this archive are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federation of American Scientists.
- Understanding Information Power and Organizing for Victory in Joint Warfighting - Fred W. Gortler, III, Major, United States Air Force
Information power is changing the American way of war. The United States
armed forces must develop a better understanding of the relationship between information
power and modern warfare. The United States can organize for victory in joint
information warfighting by assigning functional responsibility for information warfare to a
single combatant commander. US Space Command is the combatant command most
suited for this assignment.
- Hackerwar and Its Influence on the Marine Expeditionary Force Commander LTCOL Lon M. Yeary, USMC 06 May 1996 -- Hackerwar is a serious threat to the MEF Commander. Rapid changes in information technology require appropriate defensive actions to protect MEF operations.
- The Social Contract, Value Chains, and Dependency Infrastructure -- Conflict and the Political Economy Explanations of the terms, and how they impact on progress, conflict, and the interactions. Michael Wilson
- Blueprint for Disaster: Speculations on Future Low Intensity Conflict Briefly outlines a possible structure and probable activities for an OpFor. Michael Wilson
- First Steps Toward a Defense Comments on projects and policies to initiate to take a bit of the edge off future LIC and infowar attcks. Michael Wilson
- Considering the Net as an Intelligence Tool Exploration of the fitness of the net for intelligence gathering and operational support. Michael Wilson
- The Precipice Problem: A Guide to the Destabilization of Western Civilization Posits a denial of service attack, muses on motives. Michael Wilson
- The Essence of Warfare: A Return to First Principles An attempt to relate infowar into the spectrum of warfare readily understood by most professionals and observers. Michael Wilson
- Hardwar, Softwar, Wetwar: Operational Objectives of Information Warfare More subtle attacks than denial of service infowar, and a workable definition of information warfare attacks. Michael Wilson
- Terrorism in a New World--Evolution in Revolution Brief and to the point on information technology support of terror organizations. Michael Wilson
- Modern Political Warfare Comments on how technology impacts political warfare. Michael Wilson
- Memetic Engineering--PsyOps and Viruses for the Wetware Musing on informational viruses, sort of contagious propaganda. Michael Wilson
- Application of Memetics Companion article to above, establishing some handy rules of thumb for psyops. Michael Wilson
- STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT: THE INTERNET reviews the actual and potential impact of the Internet on domestic and foreign politics and international conflict, from the point of view of U.S. Department of Defense analyst by Charles Swett.
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