This publication provides the overarching operational guidance for information operations (IO) in the joint context (to include information warfare) throughout the range of military operations. It addresses IO principles relating to both offensive and defensive IO and describes responsibilities for planning, coordinating, integrating, and deconflicting joint IO. Guidance concerning intelligence support to IO, Defense and interagency relationships, and IO in training, exercises, and modeling and simulation also is provided. This document defines the objectives of information operations; addresses the details of offensive and defensive information operations; gives guidance concerning information operations planning; and discusses organizational and training issues.
Joint Publication 3-13; Joint Pub 3-13