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 Definition An attack on a communications system in which the attacker creates, alters, replaces, re-routes or blocks messages; this contrasts with a passive attack in which he only reads them. [d] [e]
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Perhaps more of an aside from electronic warfare...

Rather than active vs. passive in electronic attack, the terminology nonkinetic vs. kinetic is used. Nonkinetic uses all the elegant electronic and computer methods, while kinetic is truly brute force. Many years ago, I was at an Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association meeting after the 1973 Middle East war. Someone asked an Israeli general how he preferred to counter a particular Soviet radar, expecting some involved imitative jamming technique. He said he really preferred a 500 pound bomb straight down the antenna. Howard C. Berkowitz 06:27, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Call for review re approval

Approval Process: Approval certified

Call for review: Anthony.Sebastian 20:23, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Call for Approval: Anthony.Sebastian 22:32, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

Approval Notice: Set for 20 June 2012 Anthony.Sebastian 15:02, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Certification of Approval: Anthony.Sebastian 22:57, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Please discuss the article below, Active attack/Approval is for brief official referee's only!



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  • Submitted request on forum: "Please review "Active attack" for consideration of approval. —Anthony.Sebastian 20:50, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

No further comments posted since requests for comments went out over a month ago. I know Pat Palmer wants to comment, and has been told there's no rush. To keep the approval process moving along, however, I will set a notice for two weeks hence. If the article receives approval by then, any substantive changes to the article that occur later, in response when Pat has time to review the article, will make new draft eligible for facilitated re-approval. Anthony.Sebastian 14:49, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

APPROVED Version 1.0