Above the Golden Gate Bridge, facing out into the San Francisco Bay, stand the turrets and hollow gun casings of an abandoned military outpost – recently abandoned. It seems antiquated in our ultra-modern world of cyber terrorism and surgical bombing, but just half a century ago, during the Korean War and World War II, soldiers stood at the ready with guns facing east, just in case our enemies tried to walk through the front door and damage the critical port of San Francisco. The crumbling, overgrown military bases in the hills above the city, with the look and feel of bad government construction, are some of the last remnants of the old ways of defense. The soldiers that once would man the guns of such posts, finger at the trigger, are now warming desk chairs, fingers poised over keyboards, patrolling cyber space for trouble. Trouble doesn’t walk in the front door anymore. In fact, trouble doesn’t have an address either. Knowing U.S. soldiers were being trained in cyber warfare, and so, last year I filed a Freedom of Information Act request for all of the investigations closed in 2002 with one of the cyber intelligence agencies of the U.S. military. My mission: to find out what was happening in this war we never hear about. Full Story
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