Stray Voltage: War in the Information Age
Author: Wayne Michael Hall
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Enemies of America who have no hope of competing with conventional U.S. military forces, Wayne Michael Hall warns in the opening pages of this timely book, will instead seize upon the strategies, tactics, and tools of asymmetric warfare to win future conflicts. A retired brigadier general in the U.S. Army with thirty years of experience in intelligence, Hall has written the book primarily for the military community and civilians interested in or responsible for homeland security. He explains the notion of knowledge warfare as our adversaries’ principal asymmetric strategy and information operations as their tactic du jour, and then offers a wealth of ideas on how to deal aggressively with these threats in the twenty-first century.
Along with knowledge war and information operations, the book discusses deception, information superiority, and knowledge management. It also recommends ways for the country to prepare for knowledge war through merging the country’s brainpower and technology in Knowledge Advantage centers, developing a joint information-operations proving ground where leaders train their staffs in a cyber-world environment, and developing an internet replicator to prepare for conflict in cyberspace. The book is published in cooperation with the Association of the U.S. Army. 272 pages. Notes. Index. Hardcover. 6 x 9 inches.
“…a commendable job…produces flinches (and fear) about tomorrow’s reality.” — Parameters, Spring 2004
“…an interesting and stimulating study.” — Australian Army Journal, Winter 2004
“On time and on target, Stray Voltage provides a clear, compelling call for action.” — ARMY Magazine, September 2003
“This book is at once prophetic and immediately practical.” — Naval Intelligence Professionals Quarterly, Summer 2003