The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Please join the Intelligence Project for a webinar with non-resident fellows Dan Hoffman and Kristin Wood, who spent their careers as CIA officers operating in times of crisis and conflict across the globe. In this session, Kristin and Dan will address questions such as:
- What does it mean to serve as a CIA officer during times of war and crisis?
- How do intelligence officers remain non-partisan and speak truth to power during times of societal upheaval and uncertainty?
- What lessons can we draw from the intelligence community’s response to 9/11 to help inform our response the COVID-19 crisis?
From Angola to Afghanistan, Dan and Kristin will discuss their experiences and share lessons which can apply to the multi-dimensional crises we face today.