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“The Pentagon is gearing up for cyber-warfare. General Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, testified in March that the Department of Defense ‘is conducting a coordinated, thorough review with the Joint Staff of existing standing rules of engagement on cyberspace. These revised standing rules of engagement should give us authorities we need to maximize pre-authorization of defense responses and empower activity at the lowest level.’ NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence recently released its ‘Tallinn Manual,’ outlining how international law can be translated to cyber warfare. And, as Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post reported last month, the Department of Defense may broaden its authority and ability to combat attacks not only on its own systems, but also against private computers, including infrastructure abroad.”