• David Sanger: Syria War Stirs Debate on Cyberattacks

    Keith Alexander

    BY: John Hogan

    President Obama is reluctant to utilize a battle plan developed in spring 2011 by the National Security Agency intended to target and disable the Assad regime’s ability to launch airstrikes and produce missiles for combat use, said a former official familiar with the planning. While cyberattacks would present the White House with indirect methods of intervention in the escalating conflict in Syria, it is understood that the president has turned down plans to launch sophisticated cyberattacks in the war-torn state.

    Read more from David Sanger in The New York Times here.

    Tags : Cybersecurity, Foreign Affairs, Middle East, NSA, Syria

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