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Cyberwarfare and Operational Art

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Technical Report,05 Jul 2016,25 May 2017

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US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States

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International actors engage in cyber warfare to include the Russian Federation, the Peoples Republic of China, the Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea, the Islamic Republic of Iran, and non-state actors. Cyber warfare evolved into synchronized activities to achieve strategic objectives. This research asserts that the characteristics of cyberspace amplify the aspects of cross-domain warfare within the framework of operational art. The case study evaluated the Russian Federation cyber operations in time and space to support a theory that cyber and land force actions can transform mutual operational reach. Further, the study employed modeling of observed interactions which indicate synchronous land and cyber power change the construct of the operational art regarding tempo to transform the time, space and purpose for strategic aims. The study provides a conceptual framework to aid in answering the following questions. First, how do military forces protect against an adversary with sophisticated cyber warfare and cyber intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR capabilities Second, how can the US Army can best integrate Cyber Support to Corps and Below CSCB to close the strategic-to-tactical cyber gap

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  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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