I like my headline better than that of the original article “The nature of warfare is changing. It’s time governments caught up” which doesn’t quite capture the author’s words. General Sir Richard Barrons is telling us that the nature of conflict has continued to evolve but at its heart, war remains what it always has: To bend the enemy to your will.
“Liberal (note: classically liberal), values-based, law-abiding democracies are at a disadvantage here. “Fake news” is just a taster of what harm can be done through pervasive information manipulation used against open societies as a weapon of war.”
Indeed and it will take more than a military effort for every western democracy to defend themselves from this manipulation.
Read the whole article here.