Friday, April 3, 2009

IO in Combat

Integration of Information Operations in Combat

This study concludes that the both organizational and information theories help explain how and why military commanders integrate IO successfully into combat operations insights drawn from this study include: without the proper command atmosphere, the integration of information operations will simply not occur.

Commanders who do not believe in the usefulness of IO will focus on kinetic operations instead of a full spectrum view using all the elements of combat power; and The increased speed and reliability of information that passes from the human network (physical) to the computer network, and from the tactical to the strategic levels, allows commanders and staffs alike to understand and integrate IO into combat operations more effectively.

Christopher R. Quick
Major, United States Army
Naval Postgraduate School Masters Thesis

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