From The Register: US general: ‘We’re cleared to cyber-bomb enemy hackers’
Air Force General Robert Kehler of the US Strategic Command has come out saying that he feels there are no additional requirements (in terms of authorization) for him to engage in cyber-warfare outside the “area of hostilities”.
As far as I can tell, the US military has basically turned the world into its pocket battleground with little regard for the collateral damage which may result. This has a non-trivial impact on the world as far too often those “cyber assets” are connected to “assets” and exert some level of… perhaps… supervisory control over the aforementioned “assets”.
I’m not actually ok with the US military using another country’s Electricity Management System as it’s battleground given the lack of clear thinking shown by the US military with regard to the citizens of places that it wants to exercise it’s toys.
Anyone else wondering if “the right to bear arms” and “the citizen’s militia” are about to become interesting topics for discussion? Talk about your battles with the ill-equipped.
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