Best Defense

An Information Age question

We all know what competition for physical resources looks like. But what does competition for information look like?

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We all know what competition for physical resources looks like. But what does competition for information look like? This seems to me a significant question if information is indeed the most valuable resource of our time. Does fighting for information look much different from fighting for other resources? I doubt it, but one never knows, do one.

And a follow-up, please: How quickly does it become lethal?

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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