Sun Tzu and Information Warfare: A Collection of Winning Papers from the Sun Tzu Art of War in Information Warfare Competition   [open pdf - 9MB]

The papers contained in this collection address several of the issue areas dealing with information warfare, which provide innovative and provocative thought to foster a continuing dialogue between interested parties who have interest in information warfare as an integral part of national security strategy. The 1996 winners of the Sun Tzu Award include "Knowledge Strategies: Balancing Ends, Ways, and Means in the Information Age," by LTC William Fast, which describes the effects of information age technologies on United States values, national interests, security policy, and how the ends, ways, and means paradigm must adapt to information age warfare. Matthew Devost, Brian Houghton, and Neil Pollard, in "Information Terrorism: Can You Trust Your Toaster?" present a futuristic information warfare scenario and an information terror typology which illustrates the lethality of information terrorism attacks. "The Silicon Spear: An Assessment of Information-Based Warfare and U.S. National Security," by Charles Everett, Moss Dewindt, and Shane McDade, provides a retrospective and prospective review of information-based warfare in a national security context and within the context of the next revolution in military affairs. In a well-documented paper recognized in an honorable mention category, Colonel Brian Fredericks summarizes information warfare at the three-year mark with the admonition: Where do we go from here?

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