Continuous Engagement in Cyberspace

By Alan W. Dowd, ASCF Senior Fellow JANUARY 2019 — U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM) was elevated to full combatant-command status last spring, joining other regional and functional combatant commands such as European Command and Special Operations Command. And last summer the Pentagon authorized CYBERCOM to carry out “constant, disruptive” operations against adversary computer networks in order “to disable cyberweapons before …

Keep Eyes Wide Open to Defeat Future Threats

By Brig. Gen. Paul ”Greg” Smith, U.S. Army Retired On Jan. 11, a swarm of cheap drones armed with explosives descended on a Russian military base in Syria.  Most of the drones were destroyed by conventional anti-aircraft weapons, but the drone swarm assault was shocking.  Although the Syrian rebel attack did no cause widespread destruction, the potential for devastation and …