In my inaugural piece at the new publication, Real Clear Public Affairs, I warn that the US is susceptible to a cyberspace Pearl Harbor attack. I address how to defend ourselves.
“Rather than go directly to Vladimir Putin, could it be that President Trump is engaging in this brouhaha over a purported Syrian chemical weapons attack to distract the easily distracted mainstream media?”
“In The Weichert Report’s forthcoming EBOOK ‘Strategies for Countering the Real Russian Threat In 2018,’ you will be given an in-depth assessment on Russian capabilities and intentions in all four of these threat areas. More importantly, you will see that Russia is far from being a monolithic juggernaut, and that the United States has the means to counter and rollback these Russian threats outside of the military realm.”
“If DARPA and other ‘innovation hubs’ in the government cannot or will not accomplish their core mission, then they are unnecessary and should be cut.”
I cut through the partisan miasma and actually perform a cost/benefit analysis of Putin’s proposed joint-Russian-U.S. cyber warfare unit.
“The Putin Regime is clearly frightened by the political trends working against it. The creation of the Russian National Guard forces is but the most prevalent example of how fearful the regime is. Given the demographic shifts in the country; the fact that most Russians are becoming increasingly isolated away from Russian society; the economic damage the U.S.-backed sanctions have done to Russia (and to their European trading partners), the Putin Regime is about to be put through its most difficult test.”
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is relying on incomplete Signals Intelligence to not only blame the Russians for the hack of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, but also to cast suspicion over the incoming Trump Administration as a final parting shot from the Obama Administration. I detail why at American Greatness.com (linked in the post).
In the wake of another round of massive, debilitating cyber attacks upon America from a rival state, the U.S. needs to get serious about cyber warfare. As it stands, our current doctrine is totally insufficient at preventing cyber attacks. Thus, the U.S. needs to craft a preemptive, offensive cyber warfare doctrine to force other actors to come to the table and agree to a framework for the responsible usage of cyberspace in peacetime.