Forces, Targets, and Effects: Militarising Information Warfare

ABSTRACT

Information warfare is defined in terms of forces, targets, and effects. Each of these factors is examined to illustrate the practical and technical challenges facing the development of information warfare capabilities. Finally, the additional consideration of integrating information warfare with other disciplines is discussed. The author argues that expectations for information warfare should be limited, but that within those limitations, the concept has legitimacy and should be pursued by military forces.


AUTHORS

Project Manager for the NATO Messaging System in the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) in Brussels
Belgium

Lieutenant Colonel Brad Bigelow currently serves as the Project Manager for the NATO Messaging System in the NATO Consultation, Command and Control Agency (NC3A) in Brussels, Belgium. A career communications and acquisition officer, he has held a variety of operational and staff assignments, primarily in military space programs. He served on the staff of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC) and as the Program Manager for Information Operations Systems within the US Air Force’s Electronic Systems Centre. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

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Keywords

A

AI
APT

C

C2
C2S
CDX
CIA
CIP
CPS

D

DNS
DoD
DoS

I

IA
ICS

S

SOA

X

XRY

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