Online First: U.S. Special Operations Forces in Cyberspace

Cyberspace is a human space, as dynamic and uncertain as human nature. No longer simply a technical abstraction or manmade domain unto itself, cyberspace is a growing facet of every-day life that increasingly cuts across all aspects of Special Operations. Cyber is a dynamic space, a global commons of human practice, which embodies the actions, behaviors, and decisions of man. Cyber is also an uncertain space; and although its future impact to our national security is yet to be determined, it is clearly a space where United States Special Operations Forces (USSOF) have an increasing role in shaping the final outcome. Ultimately, cyber is a human enterprise which empowers and entangles countless global interactions, and is rapidly becoming a preeminent space where human conflicts, and thus USSOF, must play a part.

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  1. I am happy to see that our Special Operations Command sees the need to engage in cyberspace, as our enemies are clearly taking the fight to us. Both overtly, and covertly, we can learn about our enemies, influence them, and disrupt their capabilities. Colonel Duggan is correct in his vision and call for all agencies to work together to be effective, with Special Forces using its human resources for the benefit of us all. Best of luck, Colonel Duggan!


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