NATO Information Operations in Theory and in Practice Battling for Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan
The value of information has grown dramatically in our societies. We experience the
speed of information constantly accelerating and the amount of information generated
is also increasing. The use of social media now has a great impact both on our daily
life and the Alliance decision making processes. Information Operations concept has
evolved significantly in the last, almost, two decades. Lessons learned in the Balkans and
in Afghanistan are particularly important for the allied countries. Consequently, member
states and NATO must incorporate experience from the battlefield into doctrines.