Intelligence-based warfare is sensor based -- unlike
other IW, which directly corrupt technological systems, intelligence-based
warfare is regarded as the "steel to target" IW. Libicki defines
intelligence-based warfare "as warfare that consists of the design,
protection, and denial of systems that seek sufficient knowledge to
dominate the battlespace. (1995)"
Intelligence-based warfare consists of both offensive
and defensive tactics. The object of offensive intelligence-based warfare
is to prevent surprise and allow the commander to shape the battle plans
(Libicki, 1995). An example of offensive intelligence-based warfare
is a missile that is fired remotely. Targets identified through the
use of sensors is another good example. Defensive intelligence-based
warfare is a little more difficult to predict. They come in very indefinable
and sometimes invisible packages. Examples -- the use of decoys or stealth
The use of sensors are largely growing on the battlefield.
We will explore the use of sensors when we take a peek at the future.
Good intelligence allows
the commander to shape the battle!