Information warfare is a growth industry. Here are seven tests to help operators-who will have to implement its concepts in the field and fleet-separate wheat from chaff.
Some of our nation's brightest minds are shaping our approach to information warfare. They are setting up special schools, writing papers and books, debating strategies, and codifying joint information warfare doctrine. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the military services are establishing new information warfare commands and orchestrating organizational changes at national, theater, and operational levels. Modern information warfare has the potential to do for today's military what Ultra and Magic did for our forces during World War II-provide insight into enemy intentions and form the basis of our deception plans.