The decision was anticipated by Stoltenberg in early June, the final decision will be communicated during the next NATO summit, to be held in Warsaw on July 8-9.
If confirmed this is a historical decision that will radically change the military doctrine in the matter of Information Warfare.
The decision is aligned with the US military strategy, that already recognizes cyberspace as a warzone and that for this reason in 2009 the US Government established the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) to fulfill tasks related to cyber conflicts.
In April 2016, the US Government has announced to have launched a series of cyber attacks against the Islamic State coordinated by the Cyber Command.
Now the main problem is … is the NATO able to defend the infrastructure of its member states from the cyber attacks? Many experts believe that the alliance lacks the necessary capabilities to implement a global cyber defense strategy.
(Security Affairs –NATO, Warsaw Summit)