How Can Cyber Contribute to Multi-Domain Battle?

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July 17, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: July 17 on

The military is beginning to organize around a principle of multi-domain battle — the notion that effects, planning and operations will converge seamlessly among the five domains of warfare: land, sea, air, space and cyber. Rather than thinking about war from a domain-centric perspective, future battles will be fought with a combination of effects. The one thread that connects all domains is cyber.

During the annual Association of the United States Army conference in October, top Army leaders — joined by their joint service counterparts — gathered to discuss this new concept. While the military is building a joint force of cyber warriors,  panelists at AUSA provided some detail as to how the new cyber mission force will contribute to the multi-domain battle construct.