Accession Number:

ADA422802

Title:

Ulysses Bow or Achilles Heel for the Combatant Commander?

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Just as the advent of precision-guided weapons has significantly reduced and limited collateral damage in modern technological warfare, so the emergence of cyber technology may produce a shift in the very way in which war is conceived in the twenty-first century, reducing the amount of collateral damage and the number of combatant casualties to the point it may be possible to subdue the enemy without bloodshed. The first line of attack In warfare has always been the adversarys ability to wage war through the destruction of his military and industrial infrastructure. In the rapidly evolving Age of cyber war, this might be accomplished with a minimum o physical destruction and human casualties. Todays Combatant Commanders can and should take advantage of the new capabilities that cyber warfare offers, while maintaining a secure defensive posture in order to protect them where they are most vulnerable.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE