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Information warfare, also known as I-War, IW, C4I, or Cyberwar, has
recently become of increasing importance to the military, the
intelligence community, and the business world. The purpose of the
IASIW ( a virtual nongovernmental organization) is to facilitate an
understanding of information warfare with reference to both military
and civilian life.

"Communications without intelligence is noise; intelligence without
communications is irrelevant." Gen. Alfred. M. Grey, USMC 

". . . attaining one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not
the pinnacle of excellence. Subjugating the enemy's army without
fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence." Sun Tzu, The Art of War

This page will help you increase your understanding of information
warfare. For those unfamiliar with the term, "Information Warfare"
the following definition might be helpful: 

Information warfare is the offensive and defensive use of information
and information systems to exploit, corrupt, or destroy, an
adversary's information and information systems, while protecting
one's own. Such actions are designed to achieve advantages over
military or business adversaries.

A definition by the National Defense University is also available.
For those with little or no background regarding information
warfare, a good introduction to the field is that of Reto Haeni. 

A cover story on information warfare in Time magazine and a story
published by The Washington Post are other good introductions to the
field. The Boston Globe published its introduction to I-War under
the title The Manchurian Printer. A different sort of introduction is
Chris Davis' Novel Death by Fire an excerpt of which can be read
on-line. Finally, the discussion among information war experts The
I-Bomb broadcast by the B.B.C., provides another excellent way to
increase one's understanding of the field. 

As much of the thinking about information warfare is derived from
Alvin Toffler's conceptualization of the Digital Revolution, a
familiarity with this concept is necessary to fully understand the
thinking that has gone into plans regarding information warfare. 

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