Pentagon Grapples With Rules of Engagement for Cyberwarfare

By Carlo Muñoz / May 8, 2009 at 5:00 AM
As the Pentagon explores the option of creating a new warfighting command in the cyber domain, officials at U.S. Strategic Command continue to grapple with how to engage enemies in an emerging arena, STRATCOM chief Gen. Kevin Chilton said yesterday. What is clear, according to Chilton, is that the laws of armed conflict adopted by United States and other nations apply to the cyber domain as they would apply anywhere else. "If you are looking at doing offensive operations, offensive...

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