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NATO to the Cyber-Defense?

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Monday, March 3, 2014 at 9:35 AM

As a follow up to my post of yesterday about cyber in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict, here is another thought from Admiral (Ret.) James Stavridis, the former commander of NATO.  In his view NATO should:

Conven[e] allies with cyber-capabilities (this is not a NATO specialty) to consider options — at a minimum to defend Ukraine if it is attacked in this domain (as Georgia was).

If accompanied by some form of declaratory policy this might help with de-escalation.  If mistaken as an offensive measure it would not.

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