Pentagon Gets Cyber-War Instructions



With cyber attacks becoming increasingly frequent against government servers, President Barack Obama has signed guidelines that will determine how far the military leadership can go in launching online attacks against countries worldwide in events of espionage. The instructions detail what circumstances will require security forces to seek the president’s approval for particular cyber attacks against an enemy, in addition to laying foundation for how the US can frequently incorporate cyber capabilities into its own offensive, said The Associated Press. According to defense officials, the new instructions are similar to the guidelines that detail when and what type of weapons- from missiles to nuclear bombs- can be used during war.

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