(2) "Protection forces" to defend Pentagon networks.
(3) "National mission forces" to head off threats to critical infrastructure. They'll operate outside America. They'll function anywhere if authorized. They'll strike US adversaries preemptively.
Targeting cuts both ways. Incoming attacks can precede or follow US ones. Secrecy is prioritized but compromised. Spies have clever ways of doing it.
Rules of engagement aren't clear. Public information is limited. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Policy need generous doses.
"If conflict in cyberspace is underway," said the Post, "then it is important to sustain support for the resources and decisions to fight it, and that will require more candor."
Expect little forthcoming from the most secretive administration in US history. Obama's first term prioritized homeland repression and lawless aggression. Imagine what he has in mind for term two.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed .
His new book is titled "Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity."