Information Warfare: Can the Concept be Applied to the War-on-Drugs?

Hank Prunckun

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    Heroin trafficking is a criminal threat of billion dollar proportions, where drug traffickers exercise international influence. Australian policy makers therefore need to reconsider the framework on which current policy rests. If the so-called 'war-on-drugs' is couched in those terms, then it makes sense to explore a warlike approach'the use of information warfare to defeat drug traffickers' information processes that are vital to supporting their worldwide financial networks as well as their command and control arrangements. This article promotes discussion about a drugs policy that focuses on attacking the source of the illicit drug problem.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)52-62
    Number of pages11
    JournalAustralian Defence Force Journal: journal of the Australian profession of arms
    Issue number169
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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