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By Gil Baram
INSS – CYBER Warfare Program
The past decade has witnessed rapid developments in computers and information technology, leading to far reaching changes in almost all areas of life, including the military and defense spheres. Many changes have occurred in the nature of warfare and the design of military forces, owing, among other things, to developments in strategic thinking and the formulation of military doctrines that are tailored to a changing reality. In the 1990s, attempts to assess the consequences of the transition to the information age for defense endeavors led to the emergence of the notion of a “revolution in military affairs – RMA.” This notion was conceived as a result of new technological innovations that improved the quality and availability of intelligence, the ﬂow of information, and the precision of weapons. In the ensuing years, especially in the 21st century, advanced technologies for cyber warfare were developed, changing the face of the battleﬁeld and the pattern of modern military action.
Gil Baram is a Masters student in Security Studies at Tel Aviv University and a research fellow at the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology, and Security.
This article was first published in Military & Strategic Affairs journal. Volume 5 issue 1.
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