Great-power competition in the 21st century increasingly involves the use of cyber operations between rival states. But do cyber operations achieve their stated objectives? What are the escalation risks? Under what conditions could increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyber operations result in inadvertent escalation and the use of military force? A new paper from Marine Corps University professors Brandon Valeriano and Benjamin Jensen examines the character of cyber conflict through time, and recommends a more prudent and restrained approach to cyber operations.
- “The Myth of the Cyber Offense: The Case for Restraint,” by Brandon Valeriano and Benjamin Jensen