NEWSWATCH: “U.S. Military and NATO May Now Target Russia With Cyber Weapons, Marking Huge Policy Change” – Newsweek/ Tom O’Connor

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“… NATO’s recent decision to integrate cyber warfare into its command  … represents a stark 21st-century warning to foes, especially Russia …. Capitalizing on the multinational coalition’s recognition of cyberspace as a theater of operations at last year’s Warsaw Summit, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced … the creation of Cyber Operations Center as part of an overall effort to update and adopt a more expansive and efficient command structure. * * * From November 28 to December 1, NATO conducted its annual Cyber Coalition exercise in Estonia, training personnel to defend against what the Belgium-based Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe described as ‘an increase in frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks.’ For the first time ever, EU experts and Germany’s own recently formed electronic warfare branch, the Cyber and Information Space Command, helped coordinate the exercise. …”

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