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Taking byte from Baghdad

Although President Bush hasn’t made a final decision about going to war with Iraq, preparations for that potential conflict are almost complete. Thousands of American troops have been deployed to the Middle East in recent weeks, along with dozens of warships and hundreds of combat aircraft. These preparations have been highly publicized, with daily pictures of departing aircraft, naval vessels and military personnel, all designed to convey a final warning to Saddam Hussein. But preparations for war also are under way in less-visible areas. If Bush gives the order to attack Iraq, U.S. forces will initiate information operations (IO) as part of their overall military strategy. Aimed at disrupting Iraqi information systems, the expected “information war” may represent the ultimate technology weapon in what will be a high-tech campaign. Full Story

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