Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Information Warfare is about warfighting

"Information warfare is about warfighting -- making sure that people who go fight have the very best chance to get their mission done, win that fight, and come home safely. Today information warfare is assuming a very important role in warfighting. As we rely, more and more, on detailed information, we need to protect it. As the enemy relies more and more on detailed information -- available to him in many more ways than ever before -- we have opportunities to make his life miserable.

There is now more information out there to be skewed, manipulated and changed. We can now confuse an enemy more than we could before because he increasingly relies upon electronic information. The opportunity for this command (Navy Information Warfare Activity) to make a difference in the outcome of the battle is greater than ever before."

24 October 1995, comments by Admiral Mike Boorda, former Chief of Naval Operations

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