Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 08/2014

Cyber war and cyber power: Issues for NATO doctrine

Jeffrey Hunker

November 2010

NATO Defense College


"Cyber War" is now the subject of considerable attention in the US, both in the popular media and in policy realms (together with its companions, cyber threats, cyber attacks, cyber terrorism, and cyber weapons). For those in NATO it is important to understand what cyber war and related terms mean, why they are subject of US focus, and what the implications for NATO are. That is the purpose of this paper.