i think but am no expert of Abstract Strategy on a Diversified Front that includes the Internet Front + the Strategic Front...
When full operatibility is reached at a certain scale.
Scale would be size/mass of an unit, not neccessarily an armoring.
For example (scale 4, with forces ratio 6:1):
- 1 units of scale 4;
- 6 units of scale 3;
- 36 units of scale 2;
- 216 units of scale 1;
it's called a full operatibility of 4 scales.
It's weak point is lack of reserves, which can be supplied by an allied force.
Otherwise, scale 1 can be attacked to reduce full operatibility of 4-scale formation.
i think that in such a case, we should fight with full force, except for highest scale we have (scale 4 in this case).
In case of a gap in scales (for example, lack in scale of 2 in this case, higher scale forces should retreat as well).
in other words: heavy units of the scale should not fight without escort, mechanical or not.
so, for example, i think that Supercomputers should not fight without escort of smaller scale internet devices, for example desktop computers connected to it's Local Area Network.
nothing like a light counter with surveillance and Police involvement... should deter longer, recurring attacks quite efficiently... and still very useful in a Real fight, i think.