The Role of Cyberspace in Advancing the Coming Battles

Davood Rezaei, Hamdolla Nasrollahi


Cyber warfare is doing or preparing for military operations in accordance with the principles of information. Cyber warfare means to disrupt, if not destroy completely the information and communication systems that enemy relies on them to "know", that is, who is? Where is? Can do what at what time? Why fighting? What threats are top priority? And etc. In cyber warfare, we are trying to know everything about the enemy and at the same time let him not know anything about us. In other words, the main objective of cyber warfare is to disrupt the "balance of information and knowledge" for the benefit of the forces, especially if the "balance of combat power" does not exist. Therefore, cyber warfare can be managed by taking advantage of superior knowledge to compensate the weakness of capital and personnel and achieve a decisive victory. The main purpose of this article is to clarify the role of cyberspace in Air Force cyberspace capabilities in terms of offensive and defensive war in facing wars of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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