Pedantic mode on, it's "Signal", not "Signals".Petamocto said:I could understand if there was an entirely separate entity that included all Signals and Intelligence people, but even then...those people are typically co-located with a branch anyway so it would seem silly for them to have their own element.
Source for this? As I recall, it's a subset of "Command"Petamocto said:Information Operations (including EW) is now considered a combat function because it is fundamentally different
(Source:B-GL-300-001-FP-001, Land Operations)Information operations (Info Ops) are defined as: “coordinated actions to create desired effects on the will, understanding and capability of adversaries, potential adversaries and other approved parties in support of overall objectives by affecting their information, information based processes and systems while exploiting and protecting one’s own"
a Sig Op said:I think there's some confusion or at least disagreements over the definition of EW, and some blurring of lines between tactical EW and strategic EW...
It seems to me the original poster is talking about somthing along the lines of China's cyber espionage campaigns (DoS attacks, "cyber-theft", etc), whereas it seems most respondants are talking about SIGINT and ELINT as well as radio jamming....
a Sig Op said:I think there's some confusion or at least disagreements over the definition of EW and where it fits into the stratagies of/disciplines of Information Operations, and some blurring of lines between tactical EW and strategic EW...
No, and it's not tripe. When a military attacks, it only attacks military objectives. Military objectives are a sub-set of national objectives. The nation has more than the military to attack its objectives. We have laws that state what domain belongs to the military. These are (almost) all out of Canada, and it takes special orders to "do stuff" in Canada, and it is (almost) always in support of, or aid to, the Civil Power.Shamrock said:Am I the only person to notice this tripe is advocating attacking non-military objectives?
I'm just basing on the existing definitions. If "info is power", and if communications are the way to share info, then EW is indeed a subset of Information Operations (which is a heck of a lot more than glad handing the locals). But, I know exactly what you mean.CDN Aviator said:Even that is subject to some vigourous debate.
Technoviking said:Pedantic mode on, it's "Signal", not "Signals".
Technoviking said:Source for this? As I recall, it's a subset of "Command"