Forum Post: Obama to Military: Prepare Targets for Potential Cyber War - PLUS Wash.Post: U.S. is Permanent Surveillance State
Posted 2 years ago on June 8, 2013, 5:41 a.m. EST by therising
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President Obama has ordered the military to prepare a list of targets around the globe for potential cyber war. "The directive provides that any cyber-operations "intended or likely to produce cyber effects within the United States" require the approval of the president, except in the case of an "emergency cyber action". When such an emergency arises, several departments, including the department of defense, are authorized to conduct such domestic operations without presidential approval."
Please see article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/07/obama-china-targets-cyber-overseas
In other news, the Washington Post says this today about the NEW NORMAL -- U.S. is now a permanent surveillance state: "The fact that Obama has maintained and justified many of the counterterrorism programs Bush established signals that future presidents, regardless of political party, are likely to uphold a sort of national surveillance state “in the foreseeable future,” said Yale Law School professor Jack M. Balkin.
“This is a permanent fixture of American security policy, and every president from now will be given the task of making it work,” Balkin said. “And every president is going to defend it.”
Full article describes Obama's ideological shift: http://wapo.st/18dul4J