Month

May 2017
General Charles F. Wald, USAF, Ret and former Deputy Commander, US European Command presented a clear and insightful description of Phase Zero of a military campaign in a 2006 Joint Force Quarterly article titled “The Phase Zero Campaign.”  He said: “The traditional four phases of a military campaign identified in joint publications are deter/engage, seize […]
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In order to detect and defend against rumors, it is important to understand how they are constructed.  And one of the best ways to gain that understanding is to study an actual manual on how to construct and disseminate rumors. Thanks to Robert H. Knapp, we have such a manual. Knapp, who was chairman of the […]
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Opening Statement of Rand Waltzman Senate Armed Services Committee Cyber Subcommittee Cyber Enabled Information Operations To start with, I would like to tell you a story.  In March 2006 in Iraq, a battalion of US Special Forces fought with a Jaish al-Mahdi death squad.  Our soldiers killed 16 of theirs, captured 16, destroyed a large […]
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