U.S. will use cyber attacks for military purposes


22.06.11, Moscow, 13:19 U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a number of orders on the use of cyber attacks and other computer operations as a weapon to protect U.S. interests around the world, said on Wednesday the Associated Press and RIA Novosti reported with reference to the Pentagon.

Orders governing the treatment of officers of the U.S. armed forces for a resolution of the cyber attacks on the computer opponent, and also permit the inclusion of the possibility of cyber attacks in the overall U.S. military strategy.

The documents were signed a month ago and waited for the completion of the Pentagon's two-year effort to develop rules of cyber attacks in the interests of the U.S. Army. They were made up of the same guidelines that govern the use of conventional weapons as well as nuclear weapons.

Earlier it was reported that the Pentagon has decided to structure their services to combat cyber threats and be better prepared to repel future cyber attacks.

The recently adopted strategy of the Pentagon classifying cyber attacks on cyberspace from foreign countries as an act of aggression, and provides for the use of military force in response.

The reason to start developing a similar strategy for the United States were the last attempts by hackers to penetrate the Pentagon's information system as well as attempts to disable a computer network of Iran's nuclear program by the virus Stuxnet.

Source: Russian Oil

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