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Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict


 John R. Bolton, National Security Adviser

The national security adviser, John R. Bolton, eliminated the position of White House cybersecurity coordinator after taking over in April.

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The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.

From The New York Times
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