A large-scale effective cyberattack could bring a highly complex modern society to its knees. Similarly, attacks on space assets could make it impossible to control military forces, including nuclear forces. Because of the severe consequences, some believe the threat of nuclear retaliation is appropriate as a deterrent. Is there a role for nuclear weapons in deterring a space attack or a cyberattack? If so, what is it? If not, how are such attacks to be deterred?
Linton Brooks, Sergey Rogov, and Xu Weidi discuss the role of nuclear weapons in deterring a space attack or a cyberattack. Share your comments and questions below.