Total Information War

Total Information War

The U.S. military is determined to prevail on the cyber-psycho-cultural field of battle, winning hearts, minds, and Facebook friends with global information operations. In accordance with Pentagon planning document Joint Vision 2020 (Department of Defense, Joint Vision 2020 [aka DOD JV 2020], 2000), the U.S. military will not rest until it achieves information domain dominance with tactical tweets and barrages of blog posts. The Web has been weaponized, and social media militarized. Sign up now for a career in Information Operations (IO).

Information Operations

– those actions taken to affect an adversary’s information and information systems while defending one’s own information and information systems. (JP1-02) Information operations also include actions taken in a noncombat or ambiguous situation to protect one’s own information and information systems as well as those taken to influence target information and information systems.” — DOD JV 2020, page 28.


“Military Social Influence in the Global Information Environment: A Civilian Primer,” Sarah B. King, ASAP

Image (“Sgt. Fury and his Howling iPad”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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One Response to “Total Information War”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “The U.S. Army Will Tweet Its Way to Global Dominance,” Adrian Chen, Gawker

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