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U.S. Has Secret Tools to Force Internet on Dictators

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When Hosni Mubarak shut down Egypt’s internet and cellphone communications, it seemed that all U.S. officials could do was ask him politely to change his mind. But the American military does have a second set of options, if it ever wants to force connectivity on a country against its ruler’s wishes.

There’s just one wrinkle. “It could be considered an act of war,” says John Arquilla, a leading military futurist.

 

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Comment by Ed Price
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Obama wants an Internet shut-down switch? And these guys are talking about restoring the Internet to the Egyptian populace? All of this has got to be propaganda designed to divide us and cause us to live in fear.


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