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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)  

 

RUSSIAN CYBERSPACE STRATEGY AND A PROPOSED US RESPONSE

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.

 

SUMMARY

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.


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