In Brandon J. Weichert’s latest column for The Asia Times, he argues that If the US is to retain its lead in cyberspace, new technologies must be readily brought to bear against China.
It used to be that yelling, “fire!” in a crowded building or at an event was illegal. Now the media gets to simultaneously start the fire and then yell “smoke”–while barring all of the doors closed. The media is a weird and fickle business. Much like the tobacco companies, it is one of the few industries where it actually tries to kill its customers.
In my inaugural piece at the new publication, Real Clear Public Affairs, I warn that the US is susceptible to a cyberspace Pearl Harbor attack. I address how to defend ourselves.
“If DARPA and other ‘innovation hubs’ in the government cannot or will not accomplish their core mission, then they are unnecessary and should be cut.”
In the wake of another round of massive, debilitating cyber attacks upon America from a rival state, the U.S. needs to get serious about cyber warfare. As it stands, our current doctrine is totally insufficient at preventing cyber attacks. Thus, the U.S. needs to craft a preemptive, offensive cyber warfare doctrine to force other actors to come to the table and agree to a framework for the responsible usage of cyberspace in peacetime.