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What Is ‘War’ Anymore?

The lines between violence, conflict, and war are being increasingly blurred -- with dangerous consequences.

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Sri Lankan Teenager Hacks President’s Website Twice to Demand New Date For College Exams

How do high schoolers attempt to get out of exams these days? In Sri Lanka, one of them has turned to hacking the president's website.

Argument

The Threat to America’s Electrical Grid Is Bigger Than You Can Possibly Imagine

But it’s not Russian hackers you should be worried about.

Sightlines

Innovations: Why the Future of Search and Rescue Might Rely on this Drone

Every year, Switzerland responds to about 1,000 backcountry search-and-rescue (SAR) emergencies—hikers injured in falls, thrill-seekers who’ve gone missing, campers stranded by rock slides or floods. ...

Best Defense

Essay contest (1): Information control is the desired effect, so cyber will be key in limited warfare — especially non-kinetic

No single change will be more important — or more difficult — for the U.S. military to adopt for success in Information Age warfare than to stop conceiving of cyber threats, and developing U.S. capabilities, in terms of kinetic effects.

The Cable

U.S. Law Enforcement Targets Seven Iranian Hackers For Bank and Dam Breaches

The United States accuses seven Iranian hackers of targeting American banks and water infrastructure.

Voice

Should the United States Ban the Islamic State From Facebook?

The fine line between free speech and incitement to terrorism has never been so contested.

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Anonymous vs. the Islamic State

For nearly a year, a war has been unfolding in strange corners of the Internet. But can a bunch of hackers really take on the world’s deadliest jihadi group?

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