[LINK] U.S. Plans for Cyber Warfare

Howard Lowndes lannet@lannet.com.au
Tue, 11 Feb 2003 22:47:27 +1100 (EST)


On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Tom Worthington wrote:

> At 8/02/03 10:13, Brenda Aynsley wrote:
> >FYI ... U.S. Plans for Cyber Warfare 08:50 AM Feb. 07, 2003 PT... 
> >WASHINGTON -- President Bush has ordered the government to draw up 
> >guidelines for electronic attacks against enemy computer networks... 
> >http://www.wired.com/news/conflict/0,2100,57591,00.html?tw=wn_ascii
> 
> These guidelines would need to take into account Protocol 1, Additional to 
> the Geneva Conventions, 1977, PART IV: CIVILIAN POPULATION" 
> <http://www.icrc.org/IHL.nsf/4e473c7bc8854f2ec12563f60039c738/4bebd9920ae0aeaec12563cd0051dc9e?OpenDocument> 
> which requires parties to a conflict to direct operations only against 
> military objectives. As an example disabling a civilian power station or 
> dam via the Internet could be a war crime.

So the widespread US' use of carbon filaments dropped over power grids in
1991 was a war crime?

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Howard.
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