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Bush reportedly orders cyberwarfare plan

President Bush has ordered the government to draw up guidelines for cyberattacks against enemy computer networks, according to a report published 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 Washington Post reported. The secret national security directive had not been publicly disclosed until now, the newspaper reported. According to the report, cyberwarfare 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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