“Cognitive warfare pursues the objective of undermining trust (public trust in electoral processes, trust in institutions, allies, politicians…). , therefore the individual becomes the weapon, while the goal is not to attack what individuals think but rather the way they think .
It has the potential to unravel the entire social contract that underpins societies.”
“The brain will be the battlefield of the 21st century,” the report stressed. “Humans are the contested domain,” and “future conflicts will likely occur amongst the people digitally first and physically thereafter in proximity to hubs of political and economic power.”
Cognitive Warfare is a NATO document from 2020 that details the “battle for your brain” with its development of cognitive warfare strategies, the military alliance is discussing a new operational domains, the human domain.
Here is a link to the pdf