Congress Call on US Military to Test Cyber War Against China, Russia

Posted November 16, 2015 at 8:16am

Defense One reports that “in an unprecedented move, Congress just ordered U.S. Cyber Command to carry out simulated “war games” against, specifically, Russia, along with China, Iran and North Korea. The drills are expected to run uniformed service members, civilians and contractors through the motions of staving off a cyber assault the likes of which each nation state will be equipped for — five to 10 years from now.”  

“The Joint Chiefs of Staff will ‘conduct a series of war games’ to gauge the “strategy, assumptions, and capabilities of the United States Cyber Command to prevent large-scale cyberattacks, by foreign powers with cyberattack capabilities comparable to the capabilities that China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia are expected to achieve in the years 2020 and 2025, from reaching United States targets,” lawmakers wrote in the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act.”