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Mixed views as Trump scraps Obama order on offensive cyber actions

By Charlie Mitchell / August 16, 2018

Industry sources and Obama administration veterans are expressing concerns about President Trump's decision to scrap Presidential Policy Directive-20 -- which has guided the use of cyber weapons by the military -- while other sources say this simply removes bureaucratic hurdles that have undermined cyber deterrence policy.

The Wall Street Journal posted an exclusive story Wednesday evening saying “President Trump has reversed an Obama-era memorandum dictating how and when the U.S. government can deploy cyberweapons against its adversaries, in an...


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