January 20, 2019

EDITORIAL

US Needs a Cyber Deterrence Plan

By Tobias Naegele
 

Effective cyber deterrence requires the will and capacity to respond to cyber attacks with an equal or greater blow.


Americans have a love affair with airplanes. We love their power and grace and marvel at their roar over air shows. We pay far less attention to rockets and satellites and even less to the invisible and dark art of cyber. These things are harder to see and understand.  

They are every bit as important to the Air Force. As the US military ponders a future of peer competition, that future can be expected to meld air, space, and cyber. USAF’s ability to exert power is predicated on our strengths in those other domains.