Using the term “information warfare” literally while excluding cyber warfare from it, there are two important points to contemplate:
Climate Alarmism has been waging information warfare against the U.S. for many years.
The U.S. military has no information warfare capabilities. Furthermore, employing or even possessing substantial defensive information warfare capacities might be going against the Constitution.
Russia has just acknowledged that its military has Information Warfare Troops. Remarkably, this military branch was revealed with the announcement of deploying 41 new intercontinental ballistic missiles. “Information warfare” has totally different meanings for the Russian and American militaries. The Pentagon confines the use of this term strictly to cyber warfare: computer hacking, denial of service attacks, air broadcast interference, etc. But the Russian Defense Ministry understands information warfare as covert propaganda and what KGB used to call “active operations.” According to Military.com:
“Declaring the formation of the dedicated information warfare troops, [Russian Defense Minister] Shoigu noted that ‘propaganda needs to be clever, smart and efficient’.”
“Retired Col. Gen. Leonid Ivashov, the former head of the Defense Ministry’s international cooperation department, said that Russia should rely on information warfare troops to fight back against what he described as Western propaganda.”
This post is not related to the fake news campaign alleging that the elections have been hacked by Russians and that Putin has aided Trump. On the contrary, Trump has won despite the massive aid that Hilary and the Democrats have received from foreign governments and U.N. agencies.