The U.S. Military Needs to Stay Out of the Information Warfare Game
R. Jordan Prescott
Last October, Cyber Command tweeted a picture of a Russian bear dropping a Halloween candy bucket full of its latest malware trick or treats. From conception to deployment, the effort took 22 days.
The American military may be the finest in the world but its social media skills are embarrassing. (In true government form, the number of days spent producing the image was one less than the number of pages in the report detailing the exercise.)
If America is to succeed in the contested information space, then it should leave the mission to the nation’s civilian agencies.