Allied Command Transformation

Warfare has changed dramatically with advanced technologies, whole-of-society involvement, and increased global interconnectivity. More people are unable to differentiate between legitimate and manipulated information. Improving the Alliance-wide understanding of Cognitive Warfare is a priority for NATO member nations and partners.

Cognitive Warfare: strengthening and defending the mind

What does Cognitive Warfare really mean? Cognitive, deriving from cognition, is the mental action or process of understanding, encompassing all aspects of intellectual function, including the sub-conscious and emotional aspects that drive a majority of human decision-making. Warfare, as the “experience” of war, originally referred to common activities and characteristics of armed conflict between states, …

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