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Weapon system vulnerabilities introduced by cloud environment

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The distributed topology of cloud environments provides artificial intelligence capabilities and eliminates single points of failure, making them attractive for use in complex weapon systems and military logistics.  They also introduce a broad cyber-attack surface with multiple ingress/egress points and users.  

Does the dependence on cloud environments (commercial or organic) introduce risk to cyber security? If so, what unique risks does this pose to the military and its weapon systems?