Global Rumblings: Cyberstrikes – U.S. Making Plans Against

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Lilleen Dee Rohe‘s insight:

http://globalrumblings.blogspot.com/2013/02/cyberstrikes-us-making-plans-against.html

 

The US could launch pre-emptive cyber strikes against countries it suspects of threatening its interests with a digital attack, under a new set of secret guidelines to safeguard the nation’s computer systems.The rules – the country’s first on how it defends or retaliates against digital attacks – are expected to be approved in coming weeks, and are likely to be kept under wraps, much like the policies governing the country’s controversial drone programme. A secret legal review into the new guidelines has already decided that President Barack Obama has the power to order such pre-emptive strikes if faced with credible evidence of a looming attack, according to the New York Times, which quoted unnamed officials involved in the review.The revelations come just days after…

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