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Understanding commanders' information needs for influence operations

Understanding commanders' information needs for influence operations

Larson, Eric V. (Eric Victor), 1957-

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

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Electronic books.
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND 2009

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Statement of responsibility: Eric V. Larson [and others]
ISBN: 0833049364, 9780833046918, 9780833049360
Note: Print version record.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-133).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 133 pages) : illustrations.
Series: Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-656-A
Subject: United States Armed Forces Officers Information services.; TECHNOLOGY Military Science.; TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING Military Science.; Combined operations (Military science); United States Armed Forces Information services.; Influence (Psychology); Information warfare United States.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Freedom & Security General.; United States Armed Forces Planning.; United States Military policy.; Generals United States Information services.; Command of troops.
Series Title: Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-656-A.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access


  1. Introduction
  2. Commanders' information needs for influence operations
  3. Sources of commanders' information needs
  4. Remaining challenges.