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Pentagon Report: Digital Attacks Can Mean War

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 31 2011

A new Pentagon cyber strategy document will establish that digital sabotage can rise to the level of an "act of war," report the Wall Street Journal's Siobhan Gorman and Julian E. Barnes. From the Defense Department's perspective, that determination serves to preserve military options, but as Gorman and Barnes note, it leaves much unsettled -- including how a country goes about pinning down to a satisfactory degree the source of an online challenge or breach.