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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Counterinterinsurgency and Wikileaks

Paul Rosenzweig, George Washington University School of Law & The Heritage Foundation, has published Lessons of Wikileaks: The U.S. Needs a Counterinsurgency Strategy for Cyberspace as The Heritage Foundation Backgrounder No. 2560 (2011). Here is the abstract.

Over the past 10 years, the United States has devoted significant resources to the development of a counterinsurgency strategy for fighting non-traditional enemies on the ground. As the global scandal caused by the unauthorized publication of classified government material on the infamous WikiLeaks Web site has demonstrated, it is time for a counterinsurgency strategy in cyberspace as well. While the U.S. government has authored a number of cybersecurity strategies, they all focus too much on technology and not enough on a comprehensive approach to battling cyber insurgency. This paper explains what the U.S. should do if it wants to win the escalating cyber battle.

Download the article from SSRN at the link.

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