View Full Version : US plans to 'fight the net' revealed

01-27-2006, 03:15 PM
By Adam Brookes
BBC Pentagon correspondent

A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.

The document says information is "critical to military success"

Bloggers beware.

As the world turns networked, the Pentagon is calculating the military opportunities that computer networks, wireless technologies and the modern media offer.

From influencing public opinion through new media to designing "computer network attack" weapons, the US military is learning to fight an electronic war.


01-27-2006, 06:16 PM
Why in hell would they need to fight the net.
When peak oil/bird flu/martial law comes then the net woud become infinitesinamally insignificant.

01-28-2006, 01:44 AM
Well, look what were doing now? We use the net to colaborate palns and ideas. I find it quite useful.

01-28-2006, 04:20 PM
The internet is/will be extremely significant. Please read http://cleveland.indymedia.org/news/2005/12/18316.php

Parts of the article are about Jeremy Hammond, a quite notorious left-wing activist who created www.hackthissite.org. This is a webpage concerned with "computer security", to put it nicely. The FBI have been monitoring us for some time.