Skip to comments.Cyber Combat: Act of War
Posted on 05/31/2011 4:25:05 PM PDT by LibWhacker
Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force
WASHINGTONThe Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.
The Pentagon's first formal cyber strategy, unclassified portions of which are expected to become public next month, represents an early attempt to grapple with a changing world in which a hacker could pose as significant a threat to U.S. nuclear reactors, subways or pipelines as a hostile country's military.
In part, the Pentagon intends its plan as a warning to potential adversaries of the consequences of attacking the U.S. in this way. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," said a military official.
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Wonder how you distinguish between a 15 yo kid hacking your DoD system and a concerted cyber-attack sponsored by a nation-state? It’s not like anyone would leave a calling-card.
Deduct the economic cost from every dollar we owe them
times 10 for penalty
Is it like, ‘hit us with a trojan and we’ll hit you with 100 B1’s’?