Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

Escalation through Entanglement: How the Vulnerability of Command-and-Control Systems Raises the Risks of an Inadvertent Nuclear War

    Author:
  • James Acton
| Summer 2018

Summary

U.S., Chinese, and Russian military command-and-control systems are vulnerable, raising the risk of inadvertent nuclear escalation. Misinterpreted cyber espionage and strikes against early warning systems must be reconsidered by decisionmakers. 

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For Academic Citation:

James M. Acton, "Escalation through Entanglement: How the Vulnerability of Command-and-Control Systems Raises the Risks of an Inadvertent Nuclear War," Vol. 43, No. 1 (Summer 2018), pp. 56–99, doi:10.1162/isec_a_00320.

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