The article speaks about the possible effects with counteractive measures via cyberspace. The article explains that there are appealing reasons for cyberattack capabilities. These pros following along the lines of money, time, and efficiency. The article then explains how there a lot of ways that these measures could bring much more detrimental effects.
Significance: Implementing cyber anti-ballistic measures can cause many issues. The article explains that having cyber attack capabilities causes the loss of M.A.D. and that confidence building measures would be void. When cyber resources are explored the U.S. could be vulnerable to outside forces (terrorist hackers, weapon launches, etc).