The year is 2021 and IRGC Cyber Army Major General Esmail Madani is writing a memo to IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari. The memo reports that the most effective way to end U.S. intervention in the Middle East is to use the IRGC Cyber Army to gain control of the Social Security Administration’s records and hold it ransom, shutting off payments to seniors if the U.S. government does not comply with demands.
Avascent Senior Analyst Benjamin Locks writes this vivid portrayal of future warfare tactics, in turn highlighting areas where defense agencies may seek to strengthen in the coming years. Read more of the memo at the U.S. Naval Institute blog.