Cyber Command’s Strategy Risks Friction With Allies

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May 2019

AUTHOR(S)

Max Smeets

SHORT SUMMARY

Much has been written about the fundamental changes in U.S. cyber strategy. U.S. Cyber Command’s vision of “persistent engagement” and the Department of Defense’s new strategy of “defend forward” have, in particular, led to numerous critical remarks about the risks of escalation between the U.S. and its main adversaries in cyberspace.

The author explains the strategy’s main implications for broader alliance relationships, especially beyond the Five Eyes (Australia, Canada, the U.K., the U.S. and New Zealand).

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