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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:17 PM

'They Will Pay A Price': Bolton Says US Has Expanded Offensive Cyber Operations Against Russia

Published time: 11 Jun, 2019 17:14

The United States is ramping up cyber operations targeting Russia and other so-called adversaries, in what US National Security Advisor John Bolton says is a response to election meddling.

Speaking at the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network conference on Tuesday, Bolton said Washington had taken steps to create “structures of deterrence” in cyberspace in order to stop interference in US elections, but what he described sounded a lot like launching a cyber war.




Under a new presidential directive, the administration has “fundamentally changed the way the United States government makes decisions about offensive cyber operations,” Bolton said, adding that the new approach has improved “capabilities across the board to engage in more offensive cyber activities.”

Though Bolton said the measures were intended to “avoid conflict,” the hawkish White House adviser couldn’t resist some public sabre rattling.

“The purpose … is to say to Russia, or anybody else that’s engaged in cyber operations against us, ‘you will pay a price,'” he said. “We will impose costs on you until you get the point.”

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Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:53 PM

1. IF we are attacking russia with cyberattacks

wouldn't it be more effective not to brag about it?

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Response to rampartb (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 11:24 PM

3. hmmm . . . .

Wisdom seems to be a wee bit scarce amongst the war hawks that run the war-machine . . .

at least it sure appears that way



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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 08:58 PM

2. Obama chose not to go this route.

We'll find out which one is wiser.

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