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General: We Just Might Nuke Those Cyber Attackers




General: We Just Might Nuke Those Cyber Attackers
General: We Just Might Nuke Those Cyber Attackers



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http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/05/general-we-just-might-nuke-those-cyber-attackers/ 

By Nathan Hodge
Danger Room
Wired.com
May 13, 2009 

How would the American military respond to an attack on its networks? If 
we take the commander of U.S. strategic forces at his word, they=E2=80=99d nuke 
those hackers, if need be.

Speaking to reporters at a press breakfast last week, Gen. Kevin 
Chilton, the head of U.S. Strategic Command, said the president retained 
the option to retaliate with military force in the event of a serious 
cyber attack against U.S. networks. Global Security Newswire=E2=80=99s Elaine 
Grossman has the key quote:

=E2=80=9CI think you don=E2=80=99t take any response options off the table from an 
attack on the United States of America,=E2=80=9D Chilton said. =E2=80=9CWhy would we 
constrain ourselves on how we respond?=E2=80=9D

=E2=80=9CI think that=E2=80=99s been our policy on any attack on the United States of 
America,=E2=80=9D the general added. =E2=80=9CAnd I don=E2=80=99t see any reason to treat cyber 
any differently. I mean, why would we tie the president=E2=80=99s hands? I 
can=E2=80=99t. It=E2=80=99s up to the president to decide.=E2=80=9D

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