Skip to comments.Military Granted Role in Cyberattack Response
Posted on 10/20/2010 6:04:32 PM PDT by Danae
WASHINGTON The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the Defense Departments vast array of cyberwarfare capabilities in case of an attack on vital computer networks inside the United States, delicately navigating historic rules that restrict military action on American soil. Related
* Times Topic: Computer Security (Cybersecurity)
The system would mirror that used when the military is called on in natural disasters like hurricanes or wildfires. A presidential order dispatches the military forces, working under the control of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Under the new rules, the president would approve the use of the militarys expertise in computer-network warfare, and the Department of Homeland Security would direct the work.
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Ok so yea, 1878 is when that was written right?
Seriously.... if this happens... woah.
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What worries me... this is blatantly against the law.
And Obama doesn’t even seem slightly concerned....
I don't like this part either.
I actually don’t like any of it and could you explain in simple layman’s language how it is illegal, if/when you have time?
I don’t think it is legal.
The use of the United States military in any type of ‘policing’ on U.S. soil is breaking this law. But when did breaking the law stop ever stop a fascistic thinker?
“The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 18, 1878, after the end of Reconstruction, with the intention (in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807) of substantially limiting the powers of the federal government to use the military for law enforcement. The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services (today the Army, Navy, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement, police, or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (states and their counties and municipal divisions) within the United States...”
This needs to be stopped and challenged in court if necessary.
Or all of the above...
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