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    Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    Do you consider cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare? Why or why not?

    Would you consider it a declaration of war to participate in cyber warfare against a nation and/or nations?

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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    A cyber attack certainly merits a response, but it's not covered in the Geneva Conventions.
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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    I voted 'yes', but may be a bit premature on that. I do think that it is evolving in that direction.

    To me, 'warfare' is roughly defined at the amount of havoc that one country and/or organization can wreak on another.
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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    Do you consider cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare? Why or why not?

    Would you consider it a declaration of war to participate in cyber warfare against a nation and/or nations?
    If a country, using their personnel resources, were to attack the United States' power grid? Or tried to hack into the computers of a nuclear reactor site? Or our defense systems? Or our financial world? That is an act of war just as surely as if they were dropping bombs on New York City.
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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If a country, using their personnel resources, were to attack the United States' power grid? Or tried to hack into the computers of a nuclear reactor site? Or our defense systems? Or our financial world? That is an act of war just as surely as if they were dropping bombs on New York City.
    Do you believe our cyber attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities (Stuxnet, Flame, 'Olympic Games' operation) are acts of war, then?

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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    Do you believe our cyber attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities (Stuxnet, Flame, 'Olympic Games' operation) are acts of war, then?
    If we did that? Yes, I think they are. Period.
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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If we did that? Yes, I think they are. Period.
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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Schutzengel View Post
    Obama publicly said we did... *SMH

    A successful black op is one you never hear about.
    Where did he say that?
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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    Do you consider cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare? Why or why not?
    No, I mean, they're two entirely different things. May as well be comparing apples and differential gears.

    Would you consider it a declaration of war to participate in cyber warfare against a nation and/or nations?
    This is the portion that caused me to vote other. Depending on the severity, intent, and nature of the attack, it can be viewed as a declaration of war. Not talking about stupid ****. like spamming the Pentagon with memes and goatsee pics, but an actual attack on our industrial, societal, and economic infrastructures through malicious tampering and manipulation. However, we would have to be very careful in determining identity of the tamperers before making a declaration of war.
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    Re: Is cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Das Sozialist View Post
    Do you consider cyber warfare analogous to conventional warfare? Why or why not?

    Would you consider it a declaration of war to participate in cyber warfare against a nation and/or nations?
    Within 50 years the U.S. military will have a Cyber Force as a separate branch of the military that will be tasked with safeguarding American internet infrastructure and developing methods of performing cyber attacks against enemies nations.
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