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The Pentagon is contemplating an aggressive approach to defending its computer systems that includes preemptive actions such as knocking out parts of an adversary's computer network overseas - but it is still wrestling with how to pursue the strategy legally.
The department is developing a range of weapons capabilities, including tools that would allow "attack and exploitation of adversary information systems" and that can "deceive, deny, disrupt, degrade and destroy" information and information systems, according to Defense Department budget documents.
Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
are they really considering shutting down or damaging the communication structure of an entire country, based only on the rumour of a threat?
Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose—and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
Preventive war was an invention of Hitler. Frankly, I would not even listen to anyone seriously that came and talked about such a thing.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
"attack and exploitation of adversary information systems"
Originally posted by xpert11
reply to post by Big Raging Loner
Cyber attacks cannot put a dent in China vast industrial capacity or deal with North Korea lower tech army.