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US Declaratory Policy and Striking Back in Cyber Conflict

Jason Healey

September 2011

Atlantic Council


In one of the year’s most poorly understood bit of cyber news, the United States has again announced it may use military force in response to a cyber attack. In a new publication, Jason Healey, Director of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, puts this cyber “declaratory policy” into the proper context, both how it fits into other US declaratory policies and the reality of cyber conflict.