Information Dominance as a Countermeasure Against Terrorism
It is possible and practical to apply information dominance as an affirmative countermeasure against terrorism by non-state actors in much the same manner that states use information superiority in the conduct of international politics and economics. The issue that this book addresses is whether or not there is sufficient foundational information relating to terrorism, information science, international law and information warfare to develop a generalized meta-framework for applying concepts of information dominance in a counter-terrorism context much as these principles are applied in modern state-on-state warfare. We apply our research to the development of an information dominance meta-framework applied specifically to the problem of counter-terrorism. The author concludes that such a meta-framework is both feasible and practical. The meta-framework (The Counter-Terrorism Information Dominance Framework, or CTIDF ), is constructed based upon information, techniques and technologies that are an interdisciplinary, holistic approach to the application of elements of information conflict to the problem of counter-terrorism.