Five-Dimensional (Cyber) Warfighting: Can the Army After Next Be Defeated Through Complex Concepts and Technologies? [open pdf - 2MB]
In this paper, the author offers a scenario which frontally assaults some of the premises he sees emerging from the Army after Next Project. He forecasts a scenario in which a future enemy concedes that the U.S. Army's superior technology, advanced weaponry, and proven record of success in recent military operations make it virtually invulnerable to conventional forms of symmetric attack. They therefore seek asymmetric ways to obviate those advantages. The author devises a five-dimensional, holistic approach to warfare that uses the three dimensions of land, sea, and aerospace but also incorporates the temporal and cyber dimensions of warfare. This approach to warfare exploits U.S. weaknesses while maximizing the enemy's limited areas of technological capability.
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