If the US were to destroy or reduce the availability of the Internet, others would rebuild it, anew, differently.
- The US would get a considerable loss of earnings from a worldwide project probably not developed in English (Chinese?), not developed by American companies.
- They would lose their technical skills. New skills would be required for the new technologies of the new network.
- They would lose the target of their current spying methods, quickly moving to the new network.
- They would not be able to create such spying methods for the new network, because they would not be the primary actor, centralizing infrastructure, skills and budget.