Defense strategists urge 'restraint' in response to Trump's aggressive cyber posture

By Rick Weber  
January 16, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Scholars at the Marine Corps University are warning the Trump administration's repeal of Obama-era restrictions on military responses to a cyber incident could escalate a situation into a full-blown cyber war, while urging "restraint" as a more effective approach to countering and deterring cyberattacks. "New policies for authorizing preemptive offensive cyber strategies risk crossing a threshold and changing the rules of the game," write Brandon Valeriano and Benjamin Jensen of the Marine Corps University in a paper published by the...

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