Is a cyber attack an act of war? How far has technology outstripped our policy and rules?
“It is so Washington that the argument is not about the American use of a new weapon, whose utility is as broad as the drone or the intercontinental missile,” said David Sanger, author and the New York Times’ chief White House correspondent. ”Washington spent most of the last week debating the question of who leaked the fact America uses this weapon.”
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told ABC’s This Week that cyber attacks, cyber spying, are “acts of war,” begging the question — has the United States declared war on Iran with this cyber code – this cyber attack on their nuclear program?
“I don’t know,” said Sanger. “That was one of the reasons it was very important to get out and begin to discuss the fact that the United States uses cyber weapons as well, because we need a big debate within the U.S. on how you use this weapon.”