SECAF: How do we prepare, mass and deliver precision strike in cyberspace?

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Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne spoke to the Precision Strike Association Oct. 19 at Johns Hopkins University.

During his speech, the secretary addressed the issues of cyberspace dominance, the "information mosaic," and the future of precision strike.

Secretary Wynne also reflected on the evolution of these issues. For precision strike, he cited how in World War II it took 1,500 B-17s dropping 9,000 bombs to destroy a given target. But, today one B-2 Spirit bomber can strike 80 different targets on a single mission.

He also posed pointed questions to the audience concerning these issues and their future in military operations.

"These future technologies all share a common backbone:  they assume that we have Cyberspace dominance, making Cyberspace a center of gravity to protect and exploit," Secretary Wynne said. "This is why Air Force Chief of Staff General (T. Michael) Moseley and I are standing up a Cyberspace Command, devoted to exploiting this domain."

More information on Secretary Wynne's speech can be found on the Speeches section of Air Force Link.