Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsEberle, CJ
JournalJournal of Military Ethics
Date Published2013
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15027570
KeywordsATTRIBUTION , BRENNER , CYBERTERRORISM , Cyberwar , information , Joel , just , LOGIC , MILITARY , Richard , War
AbstractMy aim in this paper is to reflect on a very narrow question: under what conditions might a cyber-attack provide a just cause for war? I begin by articulating what makes for a just cause, briefly address the problem of attribution, and then discuss three broad categories of cyber-attack: those that clearly do not satisfy the just cause requirement, those that clearly do satisfy the just cause requirement, and three ambiguous cases – the destruction of property, the emplacement of logic bombs, and the failure to prevent cyber-attacks. My conclusions are exploratory and suggestive rather than definitive, partly by virtue of the extreme paucity of literature on the moral assessment of cyberwar. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]Copyright of Journal of Military Ethics is the property of Routledge and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesEberle, Christopher J. 1; Email Address: eberle@usna.edu; Affiliation: 1: United States Naval Academy , Annapolis , MD , United States; Source Info: Apr2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p54; Subject Term: INFORMATION warfare; Subject Term: WAR & ethics; Subject Term: CYBERTERRORISM; Subject Term: JUST war doctrine; Subject Term: MILITARY art & science; Author-Supplied Keyword: attribution; Author-Supplied Keyword: Cyberwar; Author-Supplied Keyword: Joel Brenner; Author-Supplied Keyword: just cause; Author-Supplied Keyword: just war tradition; Author-Supplied Keyword: logic bomb; Author-Supplied Keyword: Richard Clarke; People: BRENNER, Joel; Number of Pages: 14p; Document Type: Article