The cyber domain as an operational environment is still relatively new, and the Department of Defense is still working out tactics, techniques, procedures and authorities in cyberspace for military operations.
But despite the DoD and NATO declaring cyberspace a domain of warfare, “nobody has defined what that means,” said Alex Crowther, of the National Defense University.
At the annual conference of the Association of the U.S. Army on Monday, he called for a circumscribed mission set, as forces can’t be everywhere all the time. Lagos would swallow the entire U.S. Army, he said, using the Nigerian city as a physical analogy to cyberspace, which he noted would swallow all of the DoD’s cyber capability.
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