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Understanding commanders' information needs for influence operations [electronic resource] / Eric V. Larson ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Larson, Eric V. (Eric Victor), 1957- | Arroyo Center.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: MG-656-A.Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 133 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780833049360 (electronic bk.); 0833049364 (electronic bk.); 9780833046918 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0833046918 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- Armed Forces -- Officers -- Information services | Generals -- United States -- Information services | Command of troops | Influence (Psychology) | Information warfare -- United States | Combined operations (Military science) | United States -- Armed Forces -- Information services | United States. Armed Forces -- Planning | United States -- Military policy | TECHNOLOGY -- Military Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Understanding commanders' information needs for influence operations.DDC classification: 355.4/1 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Commanders' information needs for influence operations -- Sources of commanders' information needs -- Remaining challenges.
Summary: Documents a study whose goals were to develop an understanding of commanders' information requirements for cultural and other "soft" factors in order to improve the effectiveness of combined arms operations, and to develop practical ways for commanders to integrate information and influence operations activities into combined arms planning/assessment in order to increase the usefulness to ground commanders of such operations.
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"RAND Arroyo Center."

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-133).

Introduction -- Commanders' information needs for influence operations -- Sources of commanders' information needs -- Remaining challenges.

Documents a study whose goals were to develop an understanding of commanders' information requirements for cultural and other "soft" factors in order to improve the effectiveness of combined arms operations, and to develop practical ways for commanders to integrate information and influence operations activities into combined arms planning/assessment in order to increase the usefulness to ground commanders of such operations.

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