President’s Commentary: Ground Forces March to Cyber Battlefield

To Inform is to Influence

This article appears in Signal Magazine, a publication of AFCEA.

The author, Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.), is the President and CEO of AFCEA.

What is confusing is his use of the term information warfare. It was dropped from the joint lexicon in 2006 and was used only by the Navy as a euphemism for cryptology. Please, if the term is, once again, in official use, let me know.

I’ve heard experts throw the term around without reference. I’ve used it for what Russia is doing, only because the term was not in JP 1-02, Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms (As of July 2017) as a defined term. I2WD appears without further details (Intelligence and Information Warfare Division (Army)). It is also not in JP 3-13, Information Operations, 20 November 2014. “Information Warfare” is in Joint Operating Environment 2035 (JOE 2035) but the…

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