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The U.S. wants to stop North Korean missiles before they launch. That may not be a great idea. - The Washington Post
Alternatively, they might preempt an attack that was about to take place, by targeting the basic command, control and communications systems that are used to launch missiles. This might work better than conventional antimissile systems that a U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff report describes as trying “to hit a bullet with a bullet.”

This means that it is very hard to use cyber weapons to make credible threats against other states. As soon as you have made a credibly-specific threat, you have likely given your target enough information to figure out the vulnerability that you want to exploit.

Cyber operations rely on deception, but nuclear deterrence relies on clear communication.
diplomacy  war  nuclear  cyberwar 
march 2017 by aries1988

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