Chilton Advocates Broad Deterrence Policy Against Space, Cyber Threats

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 18, 2009 at 5:00 AM
U.S. Strategic Command chief Gen. Kevin Chilton this week suggested U.S. forces could respond to an attack against military spacecraft or networks with nuclear force. "It's not necessarily linked that if there's a cyber threat, that you have to have a capability in cyberspace to deter somebody, or if there's a space problem, that it has to be a space capability that deters them, or conventional, either," he told members of the House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee yesterday. "I...

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