ABSTRACT

Information Warfare: Issues for Congress [March 5, 2018]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"In terms of U.S. government bureaucracy, there are debates in the United States about where the IW [Information Warfare] center of gravity should be. During the Cold War, the epicenter in the U.S. government was the Department of State and the U.S. Information Agency. Since 9/11, much of the current doctrine and capability resides with the military, leading some to posit that the epicenter should be the Pentagon. But others worry that the military should not be involved in the production of propaganda. This report offers Congress a conceptual framework for understanding IW as a strategy, discusses past and present IW-related organizations within the U.S. government, and uses several case studies as examples of IW strategy in practice. Countries discussed include Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran. The Islamic State is also discussed."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45142
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2018-03-05
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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