Move over, maneuver and mass; information may be the new way of war, and it will require a different approach.
Today's challenging and diverse security environment is being further complicated by information-age technology. Greater global interactivity, fueled by the proliferation of information technology and an increasing flow of information, is creating a more complex geosocial and political environment. This same technology appears to offer a unique opportunity to make a quantum leap in military power—a potential revolution in military affairs (RMA). To spur such a revolution and capitalize on its consequent military advantages, the services should consider establishing an information-based Network Force that incorporates advanced technology, operational (doctrinal) innovation, and organizational adaptation.1
Elements of Military Systems