No, Internet no nació con el fin de crear una red de comunicaciones resistente a un ataque nuclear. ¿Cómo lo sé? Porque lo desmienten los padres de Internet en Brief History of the Internet:
5 It was from the RAND study that the false rumor started claiming that the ARPANET was somehow related to building a network resistant to nuclear war. This was never true of the ARPANET, only the unrelated RAND study on secure voice considered nuclear war. However, the later work on Internetting did emphasize robustness and survivability, including the capability to withstand losses of large portions of the underlying networks.