Saturday, December 31, 2016

U.S. Senator McCain: Russian Cyberintrusions Are An 'Act Of War'

CNN: McCain: Russian cyberintrusions an 'act of war'

(CNN)Sen. John McCain said Friday that Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election amounted to an "act of war."

The Arizona Republican, who is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, also has scheduled a hearing for next week on foreign cyberthreats to the US, which will also focus on Russian cyberhacking, a committee aide told CNN earlier Friday.

McCain, who is one of Washington's most prominent foreign policy hardliners, has criticized the recent sanctions and expulsions announced by the Obama administration this week as insufficient and belated. He made his latest comments in Ukraine, a nation threatened by a resurgent Russia, after meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

"When you attack a country, it's an act of war," McCain said of the recent hackings on Ukrainian TV, according to a transcript compiled by Reuters. "And so we have to make sure that there is a price to pay so that we can perhaps persuade Russians to stop this kind of attacks on our very fundamentals of democracy."

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WNU Editor: This is going to be a circus .... McCain schedules hearing on foreign cyber threats to US (The Hill).

More News On U.S. Senator McCain's Remarks That Russian Cyberintrusions Are An 'Act Of War'

Senator McCain says Russia must pay price for hacking -- Reuters
U.S. Senators Vow No 'Faustian Bargain' With Russia, Pledge To Target Putin 'Harder' -- RFE
John McCain: Russian cyberattacks 'an act of war' -- Washington Examiner
Graham, McCain want Russia sanctions after election hacking -- FOX News


AZuLike said...

Is it me or they getting more cray cray the closer it is for trump to take office?

Jac said...

Hacking the headquarter of a political party is bad, but not an act of war. When the Chinese did the same thing for taking our military secrets, or the ID of many of our civil servant from our governmental agencies it was an act of war. What did we do?

jimbrown said...

If McCain were in some woods and nobody was there to hear him, did he speak?

jimbrown said...

If McCain were in some woods and nobody was there to hear him, did he speak?

Unknown said...

McCain traded in his 1st wife for a younger model.

Almost 1 generation or 20 years younger.

But she got old, so McCain has a lot of time on his hands.

Maybe we can open a senior home in Washington D.C. for people, who thought they were players.

The 1st 2 residents could be Kerry and McCain.

Anonymous said...

Glad Obama defeated this man for president. Not sure any of us would be here today.

Jay Farquharson said...

Bush II instituted a policy change that Cyber attacks on the US by a Nation State were an act of war. Congress ratified it.

Responses include nukes.

Unknown said...

If you can take down the electrical grid with a cyber attack and 90% of the population could die or would die, nukes would be warranted.

aaa said...

"Responses include nukes."

As they should. Certain cyber attacks can do a massive amount of damage. The hacks of the DNC though...not so much.