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LIGNET: Pentagon Weighs Nuclear Response to Cyber Attacks

Friday, 12 Jul 2013 04:20 PM

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The Missile Defense Integration and Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (MDA.MIL)
A Pentagon panel of scientists and defense experts warned earlier this year that cyber warfare can pose such an “existential threat” that the United States should be prepared to retaliate with nuclear weapons. Critics scoffed at this, arguing that catastrophic scenarios envisioned for cyber warfare are grossly exaggerated. But skeptics do not take into account that cyber warfare can include kinetic attacks — including electromagnetic pulse attacks — that could destroy a nation's infrastructure and therefore threaten its very existence.

Click here to read the full analysis from top intelligence experts at LIGNET.com
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