US plans to 'fight the net' revealed

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  1. poncho

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    A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.

    Internet cafe in Iraq
    The document says information is "critical to military success"

    Bloggers beware.

    As the world turns networked, the Pentagon is calculating the military opportunities that computer networks, wireless technologies and the modern media offer.

    From influencing public opinion through new media to designing "computer network attack" weapons, the US military is learning to fight an electronic war.

    The declassified document is called "Information Operations Roadmap". It was obtained by the National Security Archive at George Washington University using the Freedom of Information Act.

    Officials in the Pentagon wrote it in 2003. The Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, signed it.

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    So what! I believe very little that appears on the net.
     
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    2003? The technology will be obselete by the time the gov follows through and they'll have to have another plan. :rolleyes:
     
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    A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE here from The Weekly Standard, an interesting read on a current debate in the military.
     
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    Or in other words, we must defeat the enemies of our own making at all costs and by any means. How sweet. :rolleyes:
     
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    poncho, did you read a different article? I'm not sure how your comment is relevant in the least to the article to which I linked. The point was simply that an over-reliance on the technology-heavy RMA (Revolution in Military Affairs) is a mistake in confronting such an Islamist enemy.
     
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    I read the article FTR. Guess I just read different than you do. I got a whole nuther perspective (paradigm) that I operate from. But you knew that. [​IMG]
     

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