Command of the United States set up the network to prepare for competition for hegemony in cyberspace
U.S. Air Force network warfare command brochures
■ Li Wanshun
the 1990s the U.S. began to network warfare research and practice. However, the U.S. military has not formed a unified network warfare command system, only by the military services were set up cyber warfare command center. June 23, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates ordered the formation of a formal network of Command, Strategic Command is responsible for the formation of a sub-network warfare command headquarters – Cyber ??Command, a unified coordination and implementation of network security to protect U.S. military cyber warfare and other computer network-related military operations. U.S. public opinion, which means that the U.S. intends to strengthen competition for hegemony in cyberspace actions.
Currently, the U.S. armed forces has more than 200 million computers and 10,000 local area networks, major networks, including the Navy network, air network, the Army network, logistics network, simulation, Internet, cruise network, health care networks, etc. 170, 95% of the U.S. Department of Defense data communication using the public telephone system. Therefore, the U.S. attaches great importance to the network attack and defense, in March 2005 U.S. Department of Defense announced the “National Defense Strategy Report,” made it clear the network space and land, sea, air and space is defined as the equally important need to maintain a decisive U.S. advantage of the five space. U.S. Air Force announced the same year, network warfare operations with an air and space into their operations areas, the U.S. Navy also proposes a “network-centric warfare” theory, that the future will be network-centric warfare, the battlefield will be information network, sensor network and a network of war, computer network warfare is one of the important content.
view of this, the U.S. military will be the future of information network security as the main challenges of national security, is focused on strengthening the network warfare command and institution-building. U.S. Department of Defense set up a “Defense Information Systems Agency,” the U.S. military carry out defensive information warfare (including detect and respond to computer attacks) to provide guidance and a variety of facilities, equipment and personnel. U.S. land, sea and air forces have also set up a special “information warfare center.” July 25, 2005, the need for maintaining network security, U.S. Strategic Command was reorganized in the “missile defense”, “Space and Global Strike,” “intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)” and “large-scale the use of weapons of destruction, “but added” network war “one. September 18, 2007, a new large U.S. Air Force Command – Cyber ??Command (Provisional compilation) was established. Air Force Secretary Museveni forthrightly and openly declared that its core mission is to ensure that their network security and attacks on his country the core network.
the U.S. military during the study and practice, network warfare, both offensive and defensive, focusing on the concept of attack is obvious. In June 1997, the U.S. soldiers took part in the first network organization secret National Security Agency exercises, several hackers successfully broke into the U.S. Pacific Command, and Washington, Chicago and other places of military computer networks, and control of the country’s power grid system . The U.S. military at the code-named “Joint Expeditionary Force Experiment 99″ exercise, one of the key is to test the “soft destruction” and “hard to destroy” information warfare and other means in practical effect, to explore the implementation of information attacks on computer networks, basic ways and means.
Currently, the U.S. military has set up a real sense of the world’s first Web-based information warfare units. Air Force officials have boasted that the 67th Wing is the Air Force network warfare, “one of the largest combat unit”, because the wing’s personnel and equipment over the “other continents except Antarctica”, by five intelligence brigade, 35 Intelligence Squadron and detachments, composed of a total of 8,000 officers and men, resident distributed in over 100 locations. Some analysts believe that more soldiers will be wide, plus about the formation of a unified command, U.S. Network Warfare Command in October this year running, will inevitably strengthen the U.S. military carry out cyber warfare, especially network attack capabilities, countries in the world into the virtual space to encounter increasing security pressures.