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Principles of War for Cyberspace

STEVEN E. CAHANIN Lieutenant Colonel, USAF
2012, 25 pages
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As the US Air Force develops doctrine, education, and organization for cyberspace, the traditional principles of war must be considered to see how and if they apply to cyberspace, and under what situations, so we can develop a conceptual foundation for effective cyberspace war-fighting doctrine. Most importantly, we should understand the cyberspace domain requires a new and different way of thinking to develop the most useful doctrine, education, and organizational structures. We must avoid falling into the trap of merely rewording existing air and space doctrine by simply replacing "air" or "space" with "cyber."

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