An Argument for Establishing a National Security Council Interagency Information Warfare Directorate - Part III

Abstract:

This concluding article briefly returns to the key themes identified in the first two articles in relation to the three causal mechanisms that prompted U.S. adversarial nation states to shift preference from Conventional Warfare (CW) to Non-Conventional Warfare (NCW). The article argues that by attaching an overt degree of salience to the integration of ICT in CW, analysts have overlooked its potential in NCW. The article concludes with the recommendation that the National Security Council (NSC) establish an interagency Information Warfare Directorate to begin an accurate appraisal of NCW and to begin identifying appropriate strategies to influence Russia, China, and their allies to consider the adverse consequences of an NCW engagement with the U.S. and its allies.


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Department of Defense United States Army

Major Peter Wilcox is a currently a soldier in the United States Army. He is an information operations officer with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He received an MA from the University of Oklahoma and an MS in Information Strategy and Political Warfare from the Naval Postgraduate School.
 

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Keywords

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

D

DNS
DoD
DoS

I

IA
ICS

S

SOA

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XRY

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