Accession Number:

ADA621664

Title:

Expanding Combat Power Through Military Cyberpower Theory

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2015-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Military theory is a primary component of operational art. Early military theorists reasoned about the maritime, air, and land domains generating frameworks, models, and principles for warfare. Today, these theories assist strategists and planners to think about, plan for, and generate joint combat power. Unfortunately, no standard military theory for cyberspace operations exists, although elements for such a theory do. A codified theory for military cyberpower will provide the descriptive language necessary for articulating the roles for cyberspace operations in joint operations and serve as a foundation to provide the explanatory and predictive power necessary for a Joint Force Cyber Component Commander JFCCC to assess the operational environment as a precursor for providing his best military advice to the Joint Force Commander JFC. Generating essential combat power is critical for addressing a number of contemporary operational problems, the most challenging of which is adversary anti-access and aerial denial A2AD strategies and capabilities. A codified theory of military cyberpower is a prerequisite for success against this and other operational challenges.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE