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Pentagon officials have warned that the U.S. is prepared to retaliate with military force if it came under cyber attack.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) must construct a â€œcyber shieldâ€ to protect the alliance from Internet threats to its military and economic infrastructures.
By John Markoff Besides the bloody shooting war going on between Georgia and Russia, there is another, quieter battle going on in cyberspace. The Georgian government has accused Russia of disabling Georgian Web sites, including the site for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Georgia's Internet servers came under attack long before Russia dropped any actual bombs, the first instance of what experts say will become a warfare staple.
In the somewhat near future, the need for bombs in warfare may be replaced with a more modern weapon: the internet. Not only are U.S. military officials prepared defensively for technological attacks, but they are developing ways to go on the offensive. Day by day, the nationâ€™s capabilities for cyberwarfare are escalating.
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