- Writing the Rules of Cyberwar, The Atlantic
The line between offensive and defensive attacks is far from clear, a new book argues.
- Cyber defences and global rules should be Canada’s focus, The Rideau Institute
The shift from defensive to offensive cyber development is a slippery slope, and one that Canada would do well to avoid. Besides the risk of spreading the very weapons we seek to defend against, the international community seems to be regressing into a new kind of arms race that is undermining international and domestic security.
- Countering propaganda and disinformation: bring back the active measures working group? US Army College War Room
“Without counterpropaganda, we’ve unilaterally disarmed.” Consequently, the U.S. presently lacks the capability to counter active measures and sustain trust in media sources. The dissolution of the Soviet Union did not mean the end of active measures. Allegations of Russian attempts to influence the 2016 U.S. Presidential election should serve as a wake-up call.
- F-35 Joint Strike Fighter at a Tipping Point, RealClearDefense
If international buyers stick with their plans and the Pentagon funds long-term buys, “our analysis shows that they can get down to $80 million per aircraft.” The Pentagon has said it intends to sign an agreement for a “block buy” for 452 aircraft “in order to lock in pricing for itself as well as international buyers for the next three years, enabling suppliers to purchase in bulk.”