Can information warfare ever be just?

@article{Arquilla2004CanIW,
  title={Can information warfare ever be just?},
  author={John Arquilla},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={203-212}
}
  • John Arquilla
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Ethics and Information Technology
The information revolution has fostered the rise of new ways of waging war, generally by means of cyberspace-based attacks on the infrastructures upon which modern societies increasingly depend. This new way of war is primarily disruptive, rather than destructive; and its low “barriers to entry” make it possible for individuals and groups (not just nation-states) easily to acquire very serious war-making capabilities. The “less lethal” appearance of information warfare and the possibility of… Expand
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