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Management of information warfare: emerging paradigm
by Zafar Husain, A.K. Pathak, Ramkrishna Vyas
International Journal of Information Technology and Management (IJITM), Vol. 4, No. 1, 2005

 

Abstract: Dramatic developments in technologies pertaining to information systems have made profound impact on developed and developing nations and societies. Besides the changes in the social dialectic, the concept and conduct of war fighting have also changed. Information as a resource has now become a strategic weapon. Information dominance has now become the principle goal of war fighting. However technological capabilities and societal dependence on IT of developed nations is vastly superior to those of the developing countries. Here in lies the need for identifying the developing countries' perspective on information warfare (IW) and to look into an emerging paradigm. An attempt has been made to figure out a road map for developing countries to gain sufficient defensive and offensive capabilities. The study was carried out in three phases which concluded IW as an effective warfare in technological asymmetric situations and a deterrent in different levels of conflict spectrum.

 

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