|| This paper shows how the conduct of military operations
in the Information Age demands new strategies, new tactics, and new
ways of thinking. It raises moral and ethical issues regarding the
relationship between the military, the media, and the American public;
and it explores the relationship between Information warfare (IW)
and Public Affairs (PA). Three possible options emerge regarding the
IW roles PA might adopt. Option One-a "Hands Off policy"-seeks
to avoid any association with IW and represents the current PA approach.
Option Two upholds the primacy of truth and acknowledges the active
role PA must take in IW. Option Three suggests PA abandon its policy
to tell the truth and actively engage in all IW activities.