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Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks

• by Glenn Greenwald (The Guardian)

Barack Obama has ordered his senior national security and intelligence officials to draw up a list of potential overseas targets for US cyber-attacks, a top secret presidential directive obtained by the Guardian reveals.

.... Offensive Cyber Effects Operations (OCEO) "can offer unique and unconventional capabilities to advance US national objectives around the world with little or no warning to the adversary or target and with potential effects ranging from subtle to severely damaging".

.... The directive also contemplates the possible use of cyber actions inside the US . . . . 

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