Monday, June 17, 2019

Did The Pentagon Keep President Trump In The Dark About Its Cyber Attacks on Russia?



Rolling Stone: Pentagon Keeps Trump in the Dark About its Cyber Attacks on Russia

“Intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with [the president] about operations,” the report said

On Saturday, the New York Times published an important story about how the United States military branches are attempting to thwart and combat Russian cyber attacks on American utility networks and interference in elections. But deeper into the article, an interesting and disturbing nugget has drawn attention: The Pentagon has gone out of its way to keep President Donald Trump ignorant of certain details about the operation because of “the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials.”

After giving an in-depth account about the “deployment of American computer code” into Russia’s electric power grid, to work as both a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin and a more offensive posture in the cyber warfare realm, the Times then wrote:

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Update #1: U.S. National Security Officials Still Consider Trump a Security Risk (NYMag)
Update #2: US officials are reportedly keeping Trump in the dark about a cyber operation against Russia because they're afraid he'll leak it to foreign officials (Business Insider)

WNU Editor: If the New York Times article is accurate in their report that U.S. military and intelligence officials kept President Trump out of the loop on their cyber warfare operation against Russia .... an operation that many would regard as an act of war .... Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Shanahan and President Trump will be firing everyone in the Pentagon and elsewhere right now. But since they are not, I can only conclude one of two things. President Trump was briefed on this operation and he gave his A-OK, or this is fake news from the New York Times.

7 comments:

Amp1776 said...

So basically the pentagon is a rogue element, and nobody is calling for investigations?

fred said...

How many offices can poor Barr investigate: FBI, CIA, NSA, Pentagon, etc etc all for one guy who may be the source of the problem

Mike Feldhake said...

Trump you suggest!?? No Fred, it's the idiots in Washington that leak to gain benefit their party of choice. This leaking, or fake news with anonymous sources need to STOP!

Mike Feldhake said...

What really bothersome is the fact we are wasting our time with this fake news/leaked news crap which has no business in the open. Washington is broke!!

fred said...

Ok Mike
let's do away with Washington!

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