Accession Number:

ADA522001

Title:

Strategic Impact of Cyber Warfare Rules for the United States

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

Despite the growing complexities of cyberspace and the significant strategic challenge cyber warfare poses on the United States vital interests few specific rules for cyber warfare exist. The United States should seek to develop and maintain cyber warfare rules in order to establish internationally accepted norms, mitigate damage to critical governmental, commercial and private resources, and help hold belligerent actors accountable. The cyber attacks against Georgia in the summer of 2008 provide a contemporary example of the complexities associated with cyber attack attribution, application of the Law of Armed Conflicts principles of war, and the international communitys ineptitude in responding. These along with other justifications exemplify the need for multilaterally prepared cyber warfare rules that will reduce the negative influence cyber warfare presently has on the United States national interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE