What is more is that it is obvious that the American people would back their military’s ethic, and not Mr. Baker’s philosophy. Professors Michael Riesman and Chris T. Antoniou point out in their 1994 book, The Laws of War: “In modern popular democracies, even a limited armed conflict requires a substantial base of public support. That support can erode or even reverse itself rapidly, no matter how worthy the political objective, if people believe that the war is being conducted in an unfair, inhumane or iniquitous way.” … [Read more...] about What Is the Role of Lawyers in Cyberwarfare?
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A more frightening example of a potentially devastating cyberattack involved the U.S. military. In 2008, an infected flash drive was inserted into a U.S. military laptop at a base in the Middle East. The bug spread undetected on both classified and unclassified computer systems, exposing highly sensitive information to an unknown adversary. As Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn wrote in the October issue of Foreign Affairs, "this previously classified incident was the most significant breach of U.S. military computers ever." … [Read more...] about Cyberwarfare: World War III or Exaggeration?
Haley Confirmation Hearing – RecapOn Wednesday, 18 January, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Haley fielded questions on Russia, U.S. funds with respect to the U.N., North Korea, China and climate change. In response to whether she supports new sanctions on Russia, Haley said that the National Security Council and President Trump need to discuss and establish a plan for Russia that includes what violation would trigger any new sanctions and then follow through. Haley also noted that the United States needs to encourage China to pressure North Korea to address Pyongyang’s nuclear program. She further testified that it is in the United States’ best interests to be distrustful of all countries as they are distrustful of the U.S. Regarding the Paris Agreement, Haley said climate change should always be on the table but she also … [Read more...] about President Trump Settles into White House; U.S. Senate Confirmed Gen. Mattis as Next Secretary of Defense
He also said he had not come to a decision on whether the NSA and Cyber Command should be separated. They have been combined since the cyber operation was created in 2009, but there has been debate recently over whether they would be more effective as separate entities. … [Read more...] about Senate Confirms Paul Nakasone As New Director For U.S. Cyber Command And National Security Agency
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