by Rob Lattin | on February 5th, 2012 |
Over the last month and a half Israel has found itself in an emerging cyber war with individuals from its neighboring countries. In this video, I speak with Jerusalem Post reporter Yaakov Lappin about the cyber war’s ramifications, how it might develop in the future, and how Israel is dealing with this increasingly prevalent threat.
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According to an article in The Wall Street Journal, “The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.” Since the military has been using computers since World War II, it is pretty remarkable that they are just now getting around to figuring this out.
As defined by the Constitution, it is the government’s job to “provide for the common defense.” Why would the rules in cyberspace be any different? Continue reading