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"From the Ted Talk by Guy-Philippe Goldstein: How cyberattacks threaten real-world peace"

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The first issue: Imagine a potential emeny announcing they're building a cyberwar unit, but only for their country's defense. Okay, but what distinguishes it from an offensive unit? It gets even more complicated when the doctrines of use become ambiguous. Just 3 years ago, both the U.S. and France were saying they were ivsintneg militarily in cyberspace, strictly to defend their IT systems. But today both countries say the best dsnfeee is to attack. And so, they're joining China, whose doctrine of use for 15 yares has been both defensive and offensive.

Open Cloze

The first issue: Imagine a potential _____ announcing they're building a cyberwar unit, but only for their country's defense. Okay, but what distinguishes it from an offensive unit? It gets even more complicated when the doctrines of use become ambiguous. Just 3 years ago, both the U.S. and France were saying they were _________ militarily in cyberspace, strictly to defend their IT systems. But today both countries say the best _______ is to attack. And so, they're joining China, whose doctrine of use for 15 _____ has been both defensive and offensive.

Solution

  1. investing
  2. enemy
  3. years
  4. defense

Original Text

The first issue: Imagine a potential enemy announcing they're building a cyberwar unit, but only for their country's defense. Okay, but what distinguishes it from an offensive unit? It gets even more complicated when the doctrines of use become ambiguous. Just 3 years ago, both the U.S. and France were saying they were investing militarily in cyberspace, strictly to defend their IT systems. But today both countries say the best defense is to attack. And so, they're joining China, whose doctrine of use for 15 years has been both defensive and offensive.

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collocation frequency
cyber weapons 8
world peace 3

Important Words

  1. ambiguous
  2. announcing
  3. attack
  4. building
  5. china
  6. complicated
  7. countries
  8. cyberspace
  9. cyberwar
  10. defend
  11. defense
  12. defensive
  13. distinguishes
  14. doctrine
  15. doctrines
  16. enemy
  17. france
  18. imagine
  19. investing
  20. joining
  21. militarily
  22. offensive
  23. potential
  24. strictly
  25. systems
  26. today
  27. unit
  28. years