Warfare - TOP SECRET Disclosure of the following...

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TOP SECRET Disclosure of the following information is punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of one million dollars.
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WARFARE WARFARE in the So-Called in the So-Called INFORMATION AGE INFORMATION AGE
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" The world isn’t run by weapons anymore, or energy, or money. It’s run by little ones and zeros, little bits of data. It’s all just electrons. ... There’s a war out there . .. and it’s not about who’s got the most bullets. It’s about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think, it’s all about information.” Federation of American Scientists
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4 Goals Motivate the issue. Review the historical alliance between computing science and military science. Introduce Information Warfare . Overview of C3I and the modern battlefield. Discuss nuclear weapons testing and ASCI.
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5 Definitions From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: warfare n 1: the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war" [syn: {war}] 2: an active struggle between competing entities; "a price war"; "a war of wits"; "diplomatic warfare" [syn: {war}] From Wikipedia: War is a state of widespread conflict between states , organisations, or relatively large groups of people, which is characterised by the use of lethal violence between combatants or upon civilians . Other terms for war, which often serve as euphemisms , include armed conflict , hostilities , and police action (note) . War is contrasted with peace , which is usually defined as the absence of war.
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6 FACT There have been little more than two war- free centuries throughout the thousands of years of recorded history.
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7 FACT TWO counties in the world have been free from war since the time of Napoleon, Sweden and Switzerland - Small and Singer, 1982
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FACT FACT ONE ONE country has used country has used atomic weapons atomic weapons in battle in battle . .
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FACT FACT NO country has used NO country has used nuclear nuclear weapons weapons in battle… yet. in battle… yet.
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Questions What is terrorism? What is the difference between war and terrorism? What is “state sanctioned killing?” What is the only country in the world that has been charged by the world court with international terrorism (according to Noam Chomsky)? Why do “they” hate us?
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2010 for the course CMPT 320 taught by Professor Stevenpearce during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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