Accession Number:

ADA522027

Title:

Russian Cyberspace Strategy and a Proposed United States Response

Descriptive Note:

Strategy research project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Russia has made cyberspace attack a major factor in its military strategy in order to coerce near abroad nations to align with Russian national interests. This paper analyzes two cases of purported cyberattacks by Russia in 2007 and 2008. Although subsequent investigations were inconclusive, the cyberattacks were widely believed to be instigated by the Russian government. Based on the analysis of these two case studies, this essay recommends a foundational strategy United States strategy to counter the Russian strategy of coercing its near abroad nations using cyberspace.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE