Information warfare (different from cyber warfare that attacks computers, software, and command control systems) manipulates information trusted by target audiences without their awareness, so that the target audience will make decisions possibly against their best interest but in the interest of the one conducting the information warfare.
The arena in which the battle occurs is that of information and communication technology (ICT). The warring factions are in pursuit of a competitive advantage over their opponents. In information warfare, both sides manipulate information trusted by the opponents adherents, intentionally influencing people to make decisions against their self interest or even their ethics or morals, that would be advantageous to the one directing the mis-information.
As a result, it is not clear when information warfare begins or ends, or how strong or destructive it is. Information warfare may involve the collection of personal information, assurances that the information being disseminated is valid, spreading of propaganda or disinformation to demoralize or manipulate the "enemy" or the public, undermining the quality of the opposing force's information and denial of information-collection opportunities to opposing forces. Information warfare is closely linked to psychological warfare.
By Edwin Starr
One, two, three, four
Get down What is it good for? All right (yeah, yeah, yeah)
War, huh, yeah What is it good for? Ahh...
War I despise It means destruction to innocent lives War means tears To thousands of mothers' eyes When their sons go out to fight And lose their lives
War, huh, yeah What is it good for? Nothing
War, huh (whoa, whoa whoa Lord) What is it good for? (Alright) Nothing
War, it ain't nothin' but a heartbreaker The thought of war blows my mind War has caused unrest In the younger generation Who wants to die?
War, huh, yeah What is it good for? Alright, war, war, war
War, huh (whoa, whoa whoa Lord) What is it good for? Alright, nothing (war!)
Alright Come on