Joint Doctrine on Electronic Warfare

02.01.07 | 1 min read | Text by Steven Aftergood

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has issued new doctrine (pdf) on the conduct of electronic warfare.

“The recognized need for military forces to have unimpeded access to and use of the [electromagnetic environment] creates vulnerabilities and opportunities for electronic warfare (EW) in support of military operations.”

“The purpose of EW is to deny the opponent an advantage in the EM spectrum and ensure friendly unimpeded access to the EM spectrum portion of the information environment.”

“EW can be applied from air, sea, land, and space by manned and unmanned systems.”

See “Electronic Warfare,” Joint Publication JP 3-13.1, 25 January 2007.