Cyber War Will Not Take Place

  title={Cyber War Will Not Take Place},
  author={Thomas Rid},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  pages={32 - 5}
  • Thomas Rid
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
Abstract For almost two decades, experts and defense establishments the world over have been predicting that cyber war is coming. But is it? This article argues in three steps that cyber war has never happened in the past, that cyber war does not take place in the present, and that it is unlikely that cyber war will occur in the future. It first outlines what would constitute cyber war: a potentially lethal, instrumental, and political act of force conducted through malicious code. The second… Expand
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