Time for Debate on Chinese Cyberattacks

Former White House counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke is right to sound the alarm in the Wall Street Journal about Chinese cyberattacks on U.S. companies and the U.S. government. Chinese hackers are constantly probing our networks for purposes ranging from espionage to potential sabotage. Clarke notes, for example, that “the control systems for the U.S. electric power grid had been hacked and secret openings created so that the attacker could get back in with ease.” Beijing denies any involvement but its claims are hard to take seriously, especially given the prominence cyberwar now enjoys in the official doctrine of the Peoples Liberation Army.

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Time for Debate on Chinese Cyberattacks

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