The article touches on some of the high level issues involved in cyber war. Like many technical revolutions in military history, cyber warfare presents many challenges and unknowns:
"To some, the tension over cyberspace echoes military debates through the centuries. Maj. Gen. William T. Lord, head of the Air Force cyber-effort, said that such discussions were akin to an old military puzzle known as "intelligence gain-loss."
"Do you not destroy a target because you can exploit it? Or do you destroy the target -- and lose the ability to exploit -- because troops are in harm's way?" Lord said. "That is not a debate. It is a discussion that goes on in war fighting."
Pentagon debates development of offensive cyberspace capabilities