While both information warfare and accidental nuclear war have been discussed in detail in academia, their intersection has long been ignored. Information warfare can be used to create animosity between states and could even spark war during times of crisis. Furthermore, not all states benefit from the technology advances of the first world: nations like Russia and Pakistan have disturbing gaps in their nuclear command and control that could be easily exploited by other states, internal factions or even terrorist organizations. Comparing the information vulnerabilities of the United States, Russia and Pakistan, one can only conclude that immediate action is needed to prevent a possible accidental nuclear war.
"Bytes and Bombs: Information Warfare and Accidental Nuclear War,"
Global Tides: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.pepperdine.edu/globaltides/vol2/iss1/3