Accession Number : AD1031578

Title :   Airpower History and the Cyber Force of the Future: How Organization for the Cyber Domain Outpaced Strategic Thinking and Forgot the Lessons of the Past

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Zachary M

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The rapid growth in the importance of the cyber domain to US military operations spurred a reaction by the Department of Defense to organize cyber forces before the US Government had fully digested the nature of cyber warfare. This paper uses the emergence of the air domain to understand how new technology changes warfare, and how the US reacts to technological changes through the organization of military forces. The research looked at the government documents and studies related to military organization written during the interwar years through the time right after the National Security Act of 1947 to determine how and why the airplane led to the reorganization of air forces within the military.

Descriptors :   united states northern command , computer security , second world war , national security , unified combatant commands , military force levels , contingency operations (military) , military history , national politics , foreign policy , Airpower , lessons learned

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE