Considering ‘Dominating Duffer’s Domain’ through the lens of Digital and Social Media

Dominating Duffer’s Domain:  Lessons for the US Army Information Operations PractitionerBy Christopher Paul and William Marcellino (RAND Corporation) A Review by Ric Cole, Director (Military), i3 Gen Summary Written in the style of The Defence of Duffer’s Drift by Maj Gen Ernest Dunlop Swinton in 1904, this short (about 50 pages) piece sees a young…

Building Information Operations into the DNA of our Armed Forces

This article was first published on Medium and LinkedIn on March 1st 2018. For some time now there have been many individuals, both inside the military and in the private sector, that have been calling for a greater emphasis placed on building Information Operations capabilities into our Defence, Security and Stabilisation organisations. Furthermore; In recent…

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A military metaphor for grasping Social Media.

Recently I’ve been discussing the importance and far-reaching impact of ‘social’ for military organisations. There are many opportunities and scenarios where understanding and effective deployment of social media skills and the reach of social networks can have a significant and lasting effect. The use of social media and social techniques for communicating and influencing diverse…