CYBERSPACE: WHAT SENIOR MILITARY LEADERS NEED TO KNOW
Darryl S. ShawUSAWC Class of 2010
Colonel, United States Army
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.
In the last century, the United States was protected from a direct physical attack
by its adversaries due to its geographic isolation. However, today any adversary with
sufficient capability can exploit vulnerabilities in the United States' critical network
infrastructures using cyber warfare and leverage physical attacks to significantly impact
the lives of its citizens and erode their confidence in its ability to protect their way of
This AY-10 student research paper provides information to assist senior leaders working to prevent or to minimize the effects of future cyber attacks by a nation state or non-state actor
against the United States' critical network infrastructures.
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