Most of war doesn’t involve actual fighting, so armies are set up to do a lot of things, most of which involve getting people to the fight, feeding and arming them while they’re in it, and then bringing them home again.
An army is a supply chain with an attitude. A long, predictable event-driven linear workflow with identifiable triggers, predictable responses and a few tricks to make it look more ad hoc than it really is.
The U.S. military is very good at running its supply chain and redirecting it to new targets or customers when necessary.
It is a telling sign of the U.S. military’s unwillingness to take on the cyberwar responsibility that it has failed for 21 solid years to respond successfully to warning s it had a huge hole in its digital defenses.
Successful armies don’t let big holes develop in their defenses and stay open long enough for someone else to reach in and paint a target on its shirt.