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Designing an Information Warfare Campaign Against the Global Jihadi Movement (2014)

Designing an Information Warfare Campaign Against the Global Jihadi Movement (2014)

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Sunday, 16 February, 2014
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The purpose of information warfare is to use information as a weapon of war. The premise of this presentation is that in warfare and political conflict, to inform is to influence. Therefore, the purpose of information warfare is to influence thought processes, beliefs, emotions, and ultimately behavior. We integrate information warfare with psychological operations and raise both to the strategic level for military and other national planning purposes.

Published by Threat Knowledge Group for the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, US Army Special Operations Command, 2014.

Reprinted in Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., ed., Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents, Vol. 143, The Evolution of the Islamic State (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Location: Fort Bragg, NC Organization: John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, US Army Special Operations Command Publication Date: 2014 Publication Name: The Islamic State and Information Warfare: Defeating ISIS and the Broader Global Jihadist Movement