Accession Number:

ADA576978

Title:

Refocusing Cyber Warfare Thought

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Cyberspace unquestionably has a physical element that carries with it certain war-fighting implications, and many fundamental principles of war will undoubtedly apply to cyber war. However, the approach is flawed, in that the doctrine appears to look for ways to prove that cyberspace is like other domains instead of fully accounting for its unique properties. Rather than continually focus on the relatively mundane physical elements of cyberspace, military thinkers should embrace its unique logical or virtual nature and consider its implications. Understanding the uniqueness of cyberspace provides foundational clarity of thought towards extending domain-specific theory and formulating doctrine.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE