Maidir Le: Cyber Warfare Now Official
I love the 'pre-emptive' bit used by Panetta. In other words 'we are going to use cyberwarfare tactics on other countries' systems because they might do so to us'.
Bloody lucky they didn't think about nuclear weapons the same way.
And I don't believe the US government at all when it tries to give the impression it is only now thinking about cyberwarfare.
They and the Israelis have been well at it for ages- Stuxnet being one example. The Americans even have a designated base for such operations in the US at one of their army bases and have done for some years. They remind me more and more of Soviet Russia in the 70's.
Think National. Act Local. Oh- and superstition is just the dark matter of human history.