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Wired Fast And Thinking Slow: Cyber Technology And The US Army

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Technical Report,05 Jul 2015,26 May 2016

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U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Fort Leavenworth United States

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Understanding the impacts of cyber technologies on war and warfare is increasingly critical for a planners ability to design and execute operational art. The purpose of this monograph is to examine how the US Army describes cyberspace and the effects that cyber technologies have on military strategy and operational planning writ large. The work specifically examines how cyberspace increases the speed and quantity of social transactions over space with effects on military and social forces. Secondly it addresses how the Army recognizes the impact of cyber technology on identity formation and virtual identity of both friendly and enemy actors. The author concludes that societys and the Armys increasing dependence and activity in cyberspace marks a change in warfare that the Army has been slow to accept. Inadequate coverage of the implications of cyberspace throughout doctrine combined with insufficient emphasis in professional military education and training may limit the Armys potential in all levels of war.

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

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