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The Global Flow of InformationLegal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives$
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Ramesh Subramanian and Eddan Katz

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814748114

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.001.0001

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The Flow of Information in Modern Warfare

The Flow of Information in Modern Warfare

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The Global Flow of Information

Jeremy M. Kaplan

NYU Press

This chapter examines the connection between the global flow of information and future wars, claiming that the same developments and technologies that enable global information flows among citizens can also be used for conducting wars. This notion of open flows of information in the context of a nation's wars seems counterintuitive for various reasons. For instance, with the existence of interoperable, interconnected networks, the transmission of the battlefield's operational and supply needs to the suppliers and vice versa will be a difficult task. The chapter also raises critical issues that emerge from such open net-centric military structures and compares them to net-related security, privacy, and information assurance issues that exist in the civilian and commercial world today.

Keywords:   modern warfare, global information flows, interconnected networks, net-centric military structures, net-related security, privacy, information assurance

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