Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, chief the U.S. Strategic Command, said today.
The military is dependent on its .mil and .smil domains for everything from e-mail exchanges to employment of its nuclear arsenal. StratCom’s vast portfolio includes operating and defending those domains.
The importance, Chilton said, is self-evident.
“On your worst day, you want to be able to make sure that the military network still works so that you can effect either the defense of the United States ... or an offensive action, should they be required,”.......
“The hardest thing we’re going to have to do is to be able to operate this network in time of war — as we will be attacked,” Chilton said. “And there’s no perfect firewall.”
Each service, and each combatant commander, has to have operational networks, he noted.
As such, each service needs to provide forces to support that effort. However, they are coming up short.
“I don’t think our services [have] quite yet come to grips on how best to organize, train and equip forces to support this mission area,” Chilton said. “It’s not because they’re not working the problem hard — they are. It’s just new.”
He has all the elements of the paradigm but they are mis ordered, and he is missing information.
WHAT DO THESE COMMANDS DO IF THE WWW IS SHUT DOWN?
With what we have seen happen already the potential and capability is there.
Subs cutting underwater cables, China has almost a million bots, and Russia I believe controls
RBN ( The Russian Business Network ) Putin runs a criminal cabal mostly concerned with generating profits, and crossing the RBN with a million bots and a few submarines can bring down the WWW.
And IF we can bring the WWW back up again, that would also bring the bot attacks back up.
If non-state terrorist actors or the 13 th Imam belivers ( Iran ) were to get this technology.
I think they would be motivate to use it, and these paradigms are converging.
As the creator of the WWW the USA has certain keys to defeat this technology, and bot attacks en mass.
My Intel reports indicate NO ONE is looking to deploy these keys, or even at their use.
And this system has to be deployed before the Super WMD attack does shut down the WWW.
According to a February 2008 report by the Pentagon inspector general on contingency planning for the military’s mission-critical information systems, the military is coming up woefully short in defending its networks.
“DoD mission-critical systems may not be able to sustain warfighter operations during a disruptive or catastrophic event,” the report concluded.
StratCom is also responsible for all U.S. strategic deterrence, military operations in space, missile defense, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.....
Chilton said StratCom has been asked to plan for how to conduct these “cross-domain” attacks as well as offensive cyber operations. Recommendation for the move was included in this year’s National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations.