Strategic theorists frequently lament that military planners are very effective at preparing for the last war, not the next one.1 Planners today must cope with what conflict may look like in a new domain: cyberspace, the virtual and physical components of the global information infrastructure, what we may think of as a pre-noösphere.2 This article projects a scenario of what a mostly, but not entirely, cyber conflict in East and Southeast Asia might look like in roughly a decade. One must hope the world’s powers have learned that large-scale conventional war is an unfruitful undertaking that will disrupt our globalized international system in a manner where all lose. Of course, many of Europe’s leaders believed a century ago that the menace of large-scale conventional war largely had become history.3

Publish Date:
2011
Publisher:
Strategic Studies Quarterly
Language:
English
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USA,China