Sweeping Powers for Obama to Order Pre-Emptive Cyber Strikes



Mike O'Brien
02/04/2013

President Obama will have wide-ranging powers to order a pre-emptive cyber strike if the U.S. believes it will be the target of a digital attack from abroad. The rule is among those being drawn up by the government on how the military can defend against, or hit back at, a major cyberattack. Cyberweaponry is the newest arms race under way across the globe and America’s arsenal is rapidly growing. The new, top-secret policies will also spell out how the intelligence agencies can sear...
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