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President Can Order Pre-Emptive Cyber Attack
2013-02-04 14:17:42

On Monday, the New York Times reported on a secret legal review of America’s growing arsenal of cyber weapons which determined President Obama may, in fact, have broad powers to order a pre-emptive strike if US security experts detect “credible evidence” of an impending digital attack.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.