information warfare

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information warfare

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1. (Computer Science) the use of electronic communications and the internet to disrupt a country's telecommunications, power supply, transport system, etc
2. (Military) the use of electronic communications and the internet to disrupt a country's telecommunications, power supply, transport system, etc

information warfare

Information operations conducted during time of crisis or conflict to achieve or promote specific objectives over a specific adversary or adversaries. Also called IW. See also crisis; information; information operations; operation.
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Noun1.information warfare - 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"
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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Korybko elaborates the issue nicely and states, 'Lt Gen Faiz Hameed was chosen to head the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency last week, infuriating the country's liberals and indirectly drawing the ire of India as well, with the Infowar pushback against him strongly suggesting that he is the right man for the job because his appointment got the right people upset'.
Andrew Korybko, an American Moscow-based political analyst wrote a treatise in Eurasia future captioned 'The infowar on Xinjiang failed, now they are targeting Pakistan and PM Imran Khan'.
"Infowar" consisted of segments that took a radical stand on a variety of subjects and expressed points of view that were largely absent from mainstream Greek media.
Infowar can also destroy or disrupt communication channels necessary for successful crisis management.
(44.) Scott Johnson, "We're Losing the Infowar," Newsweek, 15 January 2007, http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16497895/site/newsweek (accessed 19 April 2007).
Instead of being more 'humanitarian', infowar facilitates a form of cultural totalitarianism as technologically advanced cultures undermine the autonomy and growth of others through militarized policing.
LONDON, two years after the InfoWar when terrorists brought down the internet, equalised the nation's bank accounts at zero and attacked the city.
A growing fear of the political unknown yielded aliens and infowar. Once we were "skyjacked" in planes; now we are spacenapped in UFOs or cyberjacked on the Net.
Web Games and a Chronicle of an Infowar, FIRST MONDAY: PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ON THE INTERNET (Sept.
But for all of the concern about high-tech terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, not to mention "infowar" targeting computer and communications systems, the ultimate tragedy was unleashed by a handful of men carrying pocketknives and box cutters.
Cyberwarfare, posing a number of dire infowar possibilities that are too often overlooked by both military and civilian planners.
Bristle as they may, the United States already has twenty-one government agencies, commissions, and pa nels dealing with some aspect of computer-network security, and President Clinton proposed spending more than $2 billion more in 2001 to cope with new cybercriminal or infowar attacks on "American" interests.