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Report: Bush Orders Guidelines for Cyber-Warfare

President Bush has ordered the government to draw up guidelines for cyber- attacks against enemy computer networks, The Washington Post reported on Friday. Bush signed a directive last July ordering the government to develop, for the first time, rules for deciding when and how the United States would penetrate and disrupt foreign computer systems, the newspaper said. The secret national security directive had not been publicly disclosed until now, the newspaper reported. According to the report, cyber-warfare rules were being prepared amid speculation that the Pentagon was considering some offensive computer operations against Iraq if the president decides to go to war over Baghdad’s banned weapons programs. Full Story

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