Nations must ensure that, in their zeal to defend themselves in cyberspace, they do not trigger even greater threats, such as real-world military or economic retaliation.
Cyberspace has become the new high ground of warfare, the one domain to rule them all and in the ether bind them, which, as this essay will argue, is the wrong way to view cyberspace and what militaries can do by operating within it.
Though Awlaki will be difficult to replace—since he effectively coupled both propaganda and operations—al-Qaeda will continue to plan attacks overseas against Western targets, writes Seth Jones.
Appropriately describing the properties and defining the boundaries of terrorist groups is frequently challenging.
Published commentary by RAND staff.
Ph.D. in electrical engineering, California Institute of Technology; M.S. in electrical engineering, California Institute of Technology; B.S. in electrical engineering, University of Texas at Austin; B.A. in liberal arts (plan ii honors), University of Texas at Austin
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Ph.D. in theoretical physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S. in physics, Stanford University
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M.A. in theater operations, Command & General Staff College; M.A. in international relations, Monterey Institute of International Studies; M.A. in strategic studies, Command & Gen. Staff College; B.S. in European studies, U.S. Military Academy at West Point