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The Pentagon Has a Classified List of Cyber Weapons Approved for Cyber Warfare


More news on the cyber warfare front today as more details leak out about the Pentagon’s ongoing efforts to produce a cyber operation framework. Today we learn via the Washington Post that the Pentagon has a classified list of approved cyber weapons and tools that are ready to be deployed if necessary, just as the DoD has an approved list of traditional military responses to certain scenarios.

This list has actually existed for several months and has been accepted by other agencies like the CIA, and joins the battery of other approved weaponry the DoD can deploy under certain circumstances. But as with the Pentagon’s other tools of war, those capabilities come with restrictions.