June 11, 2012

Why the U.S. Can't Win a Cyberwar

Fred Kaplan, Slate

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Sen. John McCain rarely ceases to boggle the mind. He did it again today, highlighting a provision that he inserted in the defense authorization bill requiring U.S. Cyber Command “to provide a strategy for the development and deployment of offensive cyber capabilities.”

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