March 3, 2014

Is a Russian-U.S. Cyber War Looming?

David Gewirtz, ZDNet

The Associated Press

Could America end up in a shooting war with Russia over Ukraine? It's unlikely, but there are precedents that would support such an action. One of the jobs of geopolitical strategists is to "game out" possible scenarios -- however unlikely -- to help prepare national security officials and the National Command Authority for possible weaknesses in our security and attacks that might come from unexpected quarters.

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TAGGED: Cyberwar, United States, Russia


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