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PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 25, 2023) Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, speaks to the crew of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) over the ship’s public address system. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samuel Osborn)

Nominee vows to wield, assess and potentially enhance Indo-Pacom’s information capabilities

Adm. Samuel Paparo pledged to leverage information capabilities to counter malign activity by adversaries, namely, China.
Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 115 aviation ordnance technicians load compatible software for a U. S. Air Force Guided Bomb Unit 38 to be employed on a U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet proof of concept mission at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, March 14, 2022. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Parr)

Marine Corps using exercises to mature new Information Command

Marine Corps Information Command is looking to mature regionally first, with eventual aspirations for global integration.
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony Peter, a rifleman with 3d Littoral Combat Team, 3d Marine Littoral Regiment, 3d Marine Division, establishes radio communications during Marine Littoral Regiment Training Exercise (MLR-TE) at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Feb. 20, 2023. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Scott Aubuchon)

Marine Corps about to release new warfighting publication on information operations

“If we don't put our hearts and minds to truly understand the power of data, ultimately information, we're gonna be in an awkward place,” said Lt. Gen.…
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 04, 2012)- Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) personnel use specialized computer programs to conduct a forensic analysis of a hard drive. (U.S. Navy photo by Ed Buice/Released)

Congress wants DOD to study information operations from Russia-Ukraine war

The annual defense policy bill is directing an independent study on the lessons learned from information operations conducted by the U.S., Ukraine, Russia and NATO nations in…
A Czech Special Forces member provides ground support while U.S. Army Special Forces perform a static-line jump during Emerald Warrior 22.1 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, May 5, 2022. Emerald Warrior is the largest joint special operations exercise involving U.S. Special Operations Command forces training for response to various threats above and below the threshold of armed conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph P. LeVeille)

Senior Pentagon official calls on DOD components to more fully embrace irregular, asymmetric warfare

Special operations forces shouldn't be the primary lead for irregular warfare, according to a top DOD official.
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U.S. Army Soldiers conduct M4 Rifle qualification during the United States Army Pacific (USARPAC) Best Squad Competition 2023, at Lightning Academy, Hawaii, June 5, 2023. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Mariah Aguilar, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

Army tests new information unit in Pacific

The Army used the Pacific Sentry exercise as one of the first opportunities to experiment with its emerging Theater Information Advantage Detachment.
Members of the 56th Air and Space Communications Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam operate cyber systems using a Enhanced communications flyaway kit during the Global Information Dominance Experiment 3 and Architect Demonstration Evaluation 5 at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Alpena, Michigan, July, 12, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy Picard)

US Space Command created new ‘information warfare’ position dedicated to synchronizing and coordinating capabilities

Each of the combatant commands have organized in their own way for operations in the information environment.
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