Putting the "war" in cyberwar: Metaphor, analogy, and cybersecurity discourse in the United States by Sean Lawson

Abstract: Public policy discourse about cyber security in the United States is dominated by a metaphor of war and analogies to the Cold War. This essay critically evaluates the contradictory tendency within U.S. cyber war discourse to see cyber conflict as simultaneously revolutionary and unprecedented, but also amenable to the tenets of Cold War nuclear deterrence.

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