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Pentagon 'Prepared To Take Military Action' Against Cyber Attacks
2011-11-17 12:12:15

Pentagon officials have warned that the U.S. is prepared to retaliate with military force if it came under cyber attack. The officials said that they reserved the right to use "all necessary means to defend our allies, our partners and our interest." "When warranted, we will respond to hostile attacks in cyberspace as we would to any other threat to our country," the 12-page report to Congress said. The report said that hostile acts could include "significant cyber attacks directed...

2011-08-03 14:46:00

Legislation would elevate NGB chief to Joint Chiefs of Staff WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-six senators now sponsor legislation that would give the National Guard a voice in final resource decisions at the Pentagon. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced the National Guard Empowerment and State-National Defense Integration Act of 2011 (S. 1025) in late May. Forty-four Senators have since signed on as co-sponsors. The bill...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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