Accession Number : ADA590221
Title : LandCyber Operations: A Double Edged Sword or a Dream Team?
Descriptive Note : Strategy research project
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Rafferty, Jr, John L
Report Date : Mar 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 34
Abstract : Recognizing the inseparability of the land and cyberspace domains as well as the requirement to dominate both, the Army has developed the LandCyber operations strategy which goes beyond cross-domain operations and proposes a partnership that seeks to unify the effects created through cyberspace and land dominance. This monograph describes LandCyber in theory and then in action through the lens of the Army's Prevent, Shape, Win operating construct. At first glance, the LandCyber strategy looks like a dream team for commanders, but further examination reveals its threat as a double edged sword. Will LandCyber enable micro-managing leaders to be the wet blanket of mission command? Or will it open new doors for more effective maneuver and influence operations? The Army should embrace the LandCyber strategy as an approach for operations in the current and future environment.
Descriptors : *CYBERWARFARE , *NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE , ARMY , ENVIRONMENTS , LAND AREAS , MANEUVERS , MILITARY COMMANDERS , MISSIONS , REQUIREMENTS , STRATEGY , TEAMS(PERSONNEL) , THEORY , THREATS
Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE