Definition of Information warfare

1. Noun. The use of information or information technology during a time of crisis or conflict to achieve or promote specific objectives over a specific adversary or adversaries. "Not everyone agrees that information warfare is limited to the realm of traditional warfare"

Exact synonyms: Iw
Generic synonyms: War, Warfare

Definition of Information warfare

1. Noun. The use and management of information in pursuit of an advantage over an opponent, such as propaganda, disinformation, and gathering assurances that one's own information is accurate. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Information Warfare

information retrieval
information return
information science
information sciences
information security
information services
information space
information storage and retrieval
information superhighway
information symmetry
information system
information systems
information technology
information theory
information velocity
information warfare (current term)
informational RNA

Literary usage of Information warfare

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"Such applications can require computational power ranging from 2000 to 30000 MTOPS.54 information warfare Several PRC scholars and leading military ..."

2. The Electronic Intrusion Threat to National Security and Emergency DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1998)
"information warfare can be divided into two interrelated categories. John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt of the Rand Corporation have named these categories ..."

3. Chinese Views of Future Warfare by Michael Pillsbury (1997)
"information warfare is a combat aimed at seizing the battlefield initiative; ... information warfare is combat in the area of fire assault and operational ..."

4. Biological Weapons: The Threat Posed by Terrorists (2000)
"information warfare allows an adversary to electronically attack society's ... information warfare is not confined to destruction, denial or disruption of ..."

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