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Influence Management: A Tool for the War on Terrorism   [open pdf - 327KB]

On September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush said, "We will direct every resource at our command -- every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war -- to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network." This paper explores the use of influence management, at the strategic level, to defeat terrorism. It examines how the U.S. government must use one of the elements of national power, information, to both protect the friendly center of gravity and should be used to attack decisive points to topple the enemy's center of gravity.

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2002-04-09
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