A convoy of U.S. armoured vehicles leave the forward operating base Loyalty for a mission in Baghdad March 15, 2007. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (IRAQ)

This case study reveals how the US Dept. of Defense integrated social media as an information operations capability without compromising operational security (OPSEC).

This conflict continued for at least a next decade as an Iraqi insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government and this article details precisely the role social media played in that struggle.

Information Operations involves primarily the use of cyberspace operations such as electronic warfare (EW), computer network operations (CNO), psychological operations (PSYOP), military deception (MILDEC), and operations security (OPSEC), in concert with