September 17, 2014

Gen. Martin Dempsey Cites Importance of Countering Cyber Jihad

Allowing AQ and ISIS perpetual cyber haven on the internet is a bad idea.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, characterized the risk of Americans coming back to the United States after fighting for Islamic State in Syria or Iraq and launching an attack as “significant.”

“Given what they’ve already demonstrated in terms of brutality and utter disregard for human life, other than those who adhere to their ideology, whatever weapons system they would have in their possession – there’s no doubt that they would use it, including weapons of mass destruction,” he said.

Noting that military officials have been in close contact with both the U.S. intelligence communities and U.S. law enforcement, he said the risk of those in the U.S. becoming radicalized would increase until ISIS’ “momentum is reversed” and U.S. authorities are able to counter their ability to recruit and put out propaganda on social media and the Internet.

The cyber Jihad, it really is that dangerous.

So in my book "Counter" means offense and disruption of AQ and ISIS internet activities. Not just collecting blips to fill up a cloud of hard drives.

By Howie at 10:27 AM | Comments |