New DOD Directive to Codify Role of Information Operations in Irregular War

/ September 12, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Sept. 12, 2008 -- Defense Department officials crafting a new policy directive governing the military's approach to irregular warfare are pondering the role of information operations in that form of conflict, according to documents and sources. A new draft of the irregular warfare directive, circulated among senior military officers in late August, terms information operations a "supporting activity" to the "core" irregular warfare activities of counterterrorism, foreign internal defense, unconventional warfare, counterinsurgency and stability operations. A February version of the...

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