Pentagon Pushes For Offensive Cyber Ops In New Attack Strategy – 23 April 2015

RT logoThe Pentagon is unveiling a new document outlining the United States military’s strategy regarding its ability to launch offensive cyber-attacks against foreign targets.

Ashton Carter, the recently confirmed US secretary of defense, is expected to speak of the report during a lecture at Stanford University in California on Thursday when the 33-page document is officially released.

The strategy says the DoD “should be able to use cyber operations to disrupt an adversary’s command and control networks, military-related critical infrastructure and weapons capabilities,” according to an advanced copy seen by the Associated Press.

“The United States must be able to declare or display effective response capabilities to deter an adversary from initiating an attack,” Reuters quoted from a preview of the report.

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