Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace

Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace

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In the qinformation age, q information systems may serve as both weapons and targets. Although the media have paid a good deal of attention to information warfare, most treatments so far are overly broad and without analytical foundations. In this book Gregory Rattray offers a comprehensive analysis of strategic information warfare waged via digital means as a distinct concern for the United States and its allies.Rattray begins by analyzing salient features of information infrastructures and distinguishing strategic information warfare from other types of information-based competition, such as financial crime and economic espionage. He then establishes a conceptual framework for the successful conduct of strategic warfare in general, and of strategic information warfare in particular. Taking a historical perspective, he examines U.S. efforts to develop air bombardment capabilities in the period between World Wars I and II and compares them to U.S. efforts in the 1990s to develop the capability to conduct strategic information warfare. He concludes with recommendations for strengthening U.S. strategic information warfare defenses.Department of the Army, Field Manual 100-6, Information Operations ( Washington, DC: Headquarters, Department of the Army, 27 August 1996). This field manual was ... Department of the Navy, Sonata (Washington, DC: Headquarters, Department of the Navy, 1994), 6. 52. Chief of Naval ... 14 (Winter 1996/1997), which is devoted to analysis of, and service perspectives on, Joint Vision 2010. Both majoranbsp;...

Title:Strategic Warfare in Cyberspace
Author: Gregory J. Rattray
Publisher:MIT Press - 2001

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