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information warfare

n
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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Infowar can also destroy or disrupt communication channels necessary for successful crisis management.
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.
A growing fear of the political unknown yielded aliens and infowar.
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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.
Pearson, The Threat of Deliberate Disease in the 21st Century, in BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PROLIFERATION, supra note 2, at 11; Laura Neergaard, Bio-terrorism, Infowar.