Cyberspace -- Venue for a new 'Cold War'?
Major General Rhett A. Hernandez assumes command of the U.S. Army Cyber Command from Lieutenant General Kevin T. Campbell (Photo: Brian Murphy)  



Richard G. Zoller
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

USAWC Class of 2010

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.



This AY2010 U.S. Army War College student author analyzes two cases of purported cyberattacks by Russia in 2007 and 2008. Although subsequent investigations were inconclusive, the cyberattacks were widely believed at the time to have been instigated by the Russian government.

Based on his analysis of the two case studies, the author concludes that Russia has made cyberspaceattack a major factor in its military strategy, useful to coerce "near abroad" nations to align with Russian national interests. Accordingly, he recommends a foundational strategy United States strategy to counter this Russian strategy for using cyberspace.

To access this document, click here

Return to:

CSL Issues Papers Page
CSL Studies Page
CSL Home Page
USAWC Home Page

This page last updated on 19 September 2011.

Please send corrections or comments regarding this page to:
Secretary, USAWC Strategic Communications Board

Security & Privacy Policy Contact Us