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Military Cyber Issues

| Jan. 04, 2017

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The next President will be the first to inherit a military force structure for cyberspace operations charged with three missions: defend the military's networks and systems; provide offensive cyber support to regional military commands; and defend the nation from a cyberattack of significant consequences. The President will also inherit a military, an economy and a society that are significantly and increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack, so establishing priorities and guidelines for cyber defense and offense must be a priority. This paper addresses key questions the next President will confront on military cyberspace operations.

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For Academic Citation: Sulmeyer, Michael. “Military Cyber Issues.” Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2017.