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Formalising Information Warfare
Formalising Information Warfare

Author(s): Alin-George Ionescu
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy
Published by: Centrul tehnic-editorial al armatei
Keywords: information warfare; operations; information society; deployability; media warfare;
Summary/Abstract: Is Information Warfare a modern-day reality or just a theme for theoretical and abstractdebate? The evolution of humankind into the information society generated the premisesfor the development of methods specific to Information Warfare based on the advance ofinformation technology in all domains. Super-powers included information-related aspectsof warfare in documents that govern their national security. The following paper offersa theoretical approach to this subject. While it highlights the lack of doctrinal referencesand conceptualisation, it also gives a possible representation of the way state actors andorganisations can act under the auspices of Information Warfare and briefly evaluates thepotential objectives involved by the steps taken towards action.