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Army Confronts Enemies Within in Cyber War Game

The mission: to secure an entire computer network for the United States and its allies against a vague enemy force. Hostile agents aim to wreak havoc on military plans, sabotaging databases, computer terminals and communications. But the cyber warriors planning a best defense aren’t analysts hunkered down at the Pentagon. They are cadets at West Point competing against military academies and other schools in a four-day Cyber Defense Exercise this week. And the “enemy” isn’t al Qaeda or Iraqi insurgents. It’s a team led by none other than the National Security Agency. Cyber warfare, a subset of classic information war that goes back as far as ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, has pushed its way into U.S. military curricula as the Internet has become pervasive. Full Story

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