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Pentagon Will Help Homeland Security Department Fight Domestic Cyberattacks
NY Times ^ | 10/20/10 | Thom Shanker

Posted on 10/20/2010 8:05:53 PM PDT by Nachum

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the Defense Department’s 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.

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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: department; homeland; pentagon; security

1 posted on 10/20/2010 8:05:57 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Whenifhow

ping


2 posted on 10/20/2010 8:08:43 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Some might think Peichshyag fire, I tend to go with the Kirov affair.
3 posted on 10/20/2010 8:18:32 PM PDT by tired1 (Federalize the Fed)
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To: tired1

Posse comitatus


4 posted on 10/20/2010 8:22:27 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

What you said...


5 posted on 10/20/2010 9:21:47 PM PDT by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: Nachum

God Bless our Military???

I don’t think so.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 9:52:51 PM PDT by BocoLoco
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