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Commander Says U.S. Military Not Prepared for Coming Cyber War

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

Commander says U.S. military not prepared for coming cyber warOriginally posted on Consortium of Defense Analysts:

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At the same time as the Obama administration plans to reduce military costs by shrinking the military to pre-WWII level in the number of active duty troops, as well as close more military bases in the United States, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command is saying America is ill-prepared for waging cyber warfare, widely believed to be the war of the present and future.

Bill Gertz writes for The Washington Free Beacon, Feb. 27, 2014, that Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who is retiring from being head of Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the U.S. military is ill-prepared for waging cyber warfare and needs to bolster defenses against the growing threat of cyber attacks against both military systems and private infrastructure.

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