Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Dennis D. Strouble, PhD
In December 2005 a new mission statement was released by the Air Force Leadership, "to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests...to fly and fight in Air, Space and Cyberspace." (Wynne & Mosley, 2005) With the stand up of the AFCYBER command and the use of cyberspace to carry out our daily mission the U.S. needs to have a clear understanding of what war in cyberspace looks like and what the laws are governing war in cyberspace. This research and it's resulting data analysis is intended to provide a better understanding of what the current laws of war are and how they translate to cyber war and the complexities that exist, along with recommendation on future revisions of the laws.
DTIC Accession Number
Kinley, Kelli S., "What Constitutes an Act of War in Cyberspace" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 2856.