Accession Number:

ADA525136

Title:

Cyber Warfare as an Operational Fire

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-04-03

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This paper explores cyber warfare as an option for creating operational fires effects. Initially, cyberspace is defined and explained from the perspective of the private sector. Following that, the paper describes the development of the militarys current position on cyberspace. Then, operational fires are defined and the advantages of their use are explained. From there, discussion focuses on how cyber warfare fulfills the purposes of operational fires. Finally, the paper draws conclusions about the viability of cyber warfare as an operational fire and makes recommendations about how to prioritize the activities of the newly approved U.S. Cyber Command.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE