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Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict

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 John R. Bolton, National Security Adviser

The national security adviser, John R. Bolton, eliminated the position of White House cybersecurity coordinator after taking over in April.

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The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.

From The New York Times
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