WASHINGTON — Just hours after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia boasted last week about producing “invincible” new nuclear arms designed to evade American missile defenses, President Trump’s nominee to command the nation’s military cyberunits was being grilled at a Senate confirmation hearing about another vexing Russian threat.
Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, the nominee to run the National Security Agency and United States Cyber Command, acknowledged that plans were in place to strike back at Moscow for its election hacking. Those actions would require Mr. Trump’s approval.
But General Nakasone said the Russians, as well as America’s other adversaries in cyberspace, seem unimpressed.
“I would say right now they do not think much will happen to them,” he said. “They don’t fear us.”
Excellent article and comments. Trump should be removed from office for not protecting the US from Russia interferring in our last election, and not putting the national interest ahead of his personal finances and needs. HIs other crimes include cancelling the TPP without understanding it, and withdrawing from the Paris accord on Green House Gasses, because oil and gas company profits come before science and the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of the United Nations. The Republicans in congress are not up to the task, so it is up to the American people to save the country and the world, by voting them out of office in the November election.
David Lindsay Jr. is the author of “The Tay Son Rebellion, Historical Fiction of Eighteenth-century Vietnam,” and blogs at TheTaySonRebellion.com and InconvenientNewsWorldwide.wordpress.com