The modern military has a broad spectrum of operations. We have the ability to wage war on land, sea, air, in space and now via the Internet. The weaponry and strategies accompanying this spectrum was expanded with the introduction of cyber weapons into the modern day arsenal. From humanitarian assistance and peace keeping operations to unlimited warfare using nuclear weapons, cyber attacks span the entire operational spectrum. The utility of offensive cyber weapons provides conflict commanders with options that are unavailable with conventional and nuclear weapons.
That being said, they do have a significant drawback: reliability. Given the unique capabilities of cyber weapons, current doctrinal development must depart from thinking of warfare in purely linear terms in order to incorporate cyber capabilities into current military strategies.