If U.S. launches cyberattack, it could change nature of war

    Date12 Feb 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    3347
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Imagine Saddam Hussein sitting in one of his palaces, tapping on his laptop, maybe shopping at Uranium Online. Which actually exists, by the way. Tag line: "The nuclear fuel e-commerce solution." . . . Imagine Saddam Hussein sitting in one of his palaces, tapping on his laptop, maybe shopping at Uranium Online. Which actually exists, by the way. Tag line: "The nuclear fuel e-commerce solution."

    All of a sudden, Saddam's computer explodes with e-mail. It's all spam, made in America -- thousands of offers. Consolidate your debt. Earn money working at home. Enlarge your breasts.

    It would be like Internet carpet bombing. He'd surrender within days.

    In reality, the U.S. military is developing cyberwarfare weapons. Details of the program are top secret. OK, it probably doesn't involve unleashing spammers on Iraq, but you never know.

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