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p. 987. Cyber power and military strategylocked

  • Antulio J. Echevarria II

Abstract

‘Cyber power and military strategy’ discusses the role of cyber power in reducing a rival power’s physical capacity and willingness to fight. This issue is important for contemporary military strategists because cyber power—the ability to operate within cyberspace with relative security—is comparatively new and has political advantages in that it rarely causes human casualties. The difference between cyber war and cyber power is explained before discussing cyber power’s indispensability to military strategy. It is difficult to imagine any exercise of military force today that would not also involve an attendant use of cyber power.

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