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U.S. military forces are expected to roll out new cyber warfare capabilities during the anticipated military strike on Syria for its use of a deadly nerve agent, according to military sources.
Targets of cyber attacks likely will include electronic command and control systems used by the Syrian military forces, air defense computers, and other military communications networks.
Retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney, said cyber attacks will enhance the effectiveness of cruise missile strikes and degrade or disrupt air defenses.
“Cyber operations will be used to increase the success of the cruise missiles,” McInerney said.
“Syria has a sophisticated air defense system that will require all our tools for success.” U.S. military electronic warfare units in the past have successfully penetrated enemy air defense networks and are expected to do so in a future Syria operation.
Besides, Sen. James Inhofe, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, said the United States simply cannot financially afford to get into a confrontation with Syria. "Our military has no money left," Inhofe said this week. !
"[Hagel] indicated that the administration would consult with Congress on the cost of exercising a potential military option, but specific dollar amounts weren't discussed," a senior defense official said when asked about the funding shortfalls, The Free Beacon reported.
Originally posted by Emeraldous
Wow we must be so close to the brink of financial and confidence collapse that something has to disguise the fall. It would be such poetic justice, just let it all to fizzle and pop out of existence, while we sit and watch. Then we will be finally free, while we watch the imprisoned bankers weep in their cells while they get read the good book...
edit on 31-8-2013 by Emeraldous because: grammar