To the degree we have any policy, it seems it is to sit on our hands and watch as our defense secrets are stolen, our technology compromised and our commercial, transportation, energy and banking systems threatened. Do we want to watch attacks on nuclear power plants when the result could be another Three Mile Island or Chernobyl?
The policy we have is purposefully defeatist and highly dangerous. The idea that Secretary of State Kerry would go off to talk to the Chinese and ask them to be nice about cyber attacks is absurd on its face and demeaning to the United States. The time to talk to the Chinese is after we slap down a cyber intrusion that came from Beijing.
The policy I advocate is a byte for a byte. It is biblical. If you mess with our power plants, we can mess with yours. If you strike at our banking system, we will hobble your banking system.
This message should go out to the Chinese, Russians, Iranians and anyone else who thinks they can attack us without penalty.
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