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.”
A weekly Tuesday seminar co-sponsored by the HKS Armed Forces Club, the National Security Fellows and the Belfer Center. Learn about the missions, roles, and capabilities of the U.S. Military. Topics change each week and are announced in the preceeding seminar. A stimulating forum at which veterans, active duty, and non-military discuss the changing military and its role in executing and creating national policy.
Beer and snacks provided. Open to all interested Harvard students, faculty, and staff.