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[FYI] (Fwd) FC: Uncle Sam wants a few good... hackers

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Date sent:      	Wed, 05 Jan 2000 15:52:06 -0500
To:             	politech@vorlon.mit.edu
From:           	Declan McCullagh <declan@well.com>
Subject:        	FC: Uncle Sam wants a few good... hackers
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                     The Military Will A'Hacking Go 
                     by Declan McCullagh (declan@wired.com)

                     12:30 p.m. 5.Jan.2000 PST 
                     WASHINGTON -- In a move to enlist
                     hackers as part of the nation's defense,
                     the US military is drafting a plan to
                     penetrate and disrupt the computers of
                     enemy nations, officials said Wednesday. 

                     "If you can degrade the air defense
                     network of an adversary through
                     manipulating 1s and 0s, that might be an
                     elegant way to do it," said General
                     Richard Myers of the US Space Command,
                     which is coordinating the effort. 

                     Myers told reporters that Pentagon
                     planners are currently devising general
                     hacker-war procedures, which must be
                     approved by the Secretary of Defense
                     and should be complete by October. 


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