Consequently, cyber attacks should be construed as acts of war. Are we prepared to respond accordingly?
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The problem, according to some cyberwar experts, is not only that Gen. Alexander lacks the resources to protect our cyber infrastructure, but that his command is entirely oriented toward defense. What we don’t have, and obviously need, is an operational doctrine for offensive cyberwar.
It’s possible that the Stuxnet worm originated in Israel, the nation closest to Iran that is its most obvious nuclear target. It’s also possible that it originated here. If it didn’t, it should have.
An operational doctrine for American offensive cyberwar would establish a covert war, one in which we would engage and seek to destroy the capacity of our adversaries to attack us by cyberwar or conventional means. It would develop more advanced worms like Stuxnet that would be hacked into the computers controlling our adversaries’ most advanced weapons. House Armed Services Committee chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) is trying to push the Pentagon into offensive cyberwar. One must hope he succeeds.
It’s not beyond possibility to imagine an American cyberwar capability that would shut down the ability of Russia, China, and North Korea to launch missiles against us or our allies. That possibility should, with the rest of our offensive cyberwar doctrine, become a reality as soon as our best minds can make it so.
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Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?