Friday, January 28, 2011

Egypt Reportedly Blocks Internet Access

Today's(28 Jan 2011)NY Times reports that the Egyptian government has blocked Internet access in a move designed to reduce the effectiveness of protests against the Mubarak government.

Clearly this is IO at its finest where CNO is being employed simultaneously as a PSYOP and an EW weapon. This points to the critical need for more widespread training and exercises by our own forces whee they can develop offensive and defensive skills.

These tactics are, as I have pointed out in numerous previous postings, especially effective in AOs with large urban populations and where the target audience is part of the intelligentsia. Students and 20/30 somethings are particularly effected due to their demographic's disproportionate reliance on connectivity.

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