“The PLA has demonstrated the ability to conduct attacks
that disable our system... and the ability in a conflict situation to re-enter
and disrupt on a very large scale,” said a former official to the Financial Times. The official also
said that the PLA was able to penetratedefence and think-tanknetworks.
Both the Chinese military and the U.S. defense bodies are
believed to take part in active probing of one another. Hackers from China
supposedly spent weeks testing the Pentagon before launching the attack. In
response to the intrusion, the Pentagon took offline vulnerable parts of its
Although the Pentagon will not discuss in detail the effects
of the attack, sources familiar with the matter said that the information accessed
by the hackers were “unclassified,” and thus, likely not to contain sensitive
The Pentagon said that the attack on its system has urged
greater attention to the matter of security. “These are multiple wake-up calls
stirring us to levels of more aggressive vigilance,” said Pentagon top Asia
official Richard Lawless.
The compromise of the U.S. defense system has forced
officials to reconsider the type of information that is transmitted via email
or with BlackBerry mobiles.
of cyberwar is not one that is new to the U.S. government. A number of
government websites have been the target of attacks by both foreign governments
and independent hackers. The U.S. and China, in particular, are no stranger to
spying on one another. In April 2001, a US spy plane collided with a Chinese
fighter jet, sparking the first major cyberwar between the two countries.
quote: The first two world wars happened to defend Europe from hostile takeover. Definitely a purpose.
quote: Also, I'm gonna keep with my previous statment that the world doesn't need war, nor will it sustain a world war 3. It's serves no purpous and in my opinion could and never will happen.
quote: Exactly and who helped when china was going into cultural revolution?
quote: As for the last comment, I find it incredible to believe. Are you tell me to forget about the attrocities commited by the Japanese simply because they were too long ago? That's like asking the all the Jews to forget the Holocaust. These deaths aren't deaths resulted from battle. These were war crimes.
quote: Did you know that the Japanese has excluded the Najing Masaccre from their textbooks?
quote: But I do find it annoying that some Japanese still will not acknowledge what they've done.
quote: Now the Japanese went as far as saying they did not do it.
quote: Are you tell me to forget about the attrocities commited by the Japanese simply because they were too long ago?
quote: Did you know the Japanese did "human experiments" in China ?(babies thrown to microwave oven to see what happens
quote: "China is the only major arms exporting power that has not signed up to any multilateral agreements with criteria to prevent arms exports likely to be used for serious human rights violations."
quote: Mao ruled until his death at age 82 and, even today, the Chinese government isn't apologizing for his atrocities, but rather revering him as a hero. The millions he killed aren't even acknowledged in official PRC history. To this day, China continues to be one of the world's worst offenders against human rights.If you're trying to make the point that the Chinese quickly solve their own problems internally, I think you failed.
quote: That still doesn't give you carte blanche to kill millions of civilians and tell the outside world, "its none of your business".
quote: According to the BBC:"China is the only major arms exporting power that has not signed up to any multilateral agreements with criteria to prevent arms exports likely to be used for serious human rights violations."
quote: Calling the largest mass murderer in all history "an asshole" is a bit of an understatement, wouldn't you say?
quote: I do hope this isn't what they're teaching in school these days. First, The KMT "united" only when Kai-Shek was kidnapped and forced into it at gunpoint. Secondly, the union was pretty much in name only, as it entailed no coordinated action between the two and, even when it existed, both sides clashed nearly as much with each other as they did with the Japanese. Third, the United Front broke down entirely in 1940, having accomplished nothing whatsoever but to slow Japanese movement somewhat. Fourth, Japan occupied China for a full five years after the KMT and Communists stopped all pretence of cooperation, and was finally ejected from China only with a massive amount of assistance from Allied forces.
quote: If you feel the BBC is lying, you can easily counter the argument simply by naming the international arms exports accords China has actually signed.
quote: It's a bit shallow to grade evilness with the number of people killed.
quote: Mao is not truly evil. He's done more good than harm to the country
quote: At present, both China and Japan have acknowledged the occurrence of wartime atrocities. However, disputes over the historical portrayal of these events have been at the root of continuing political tensions between China and Japan.
quote: Tibet has always been part of China
quote: That is the hilarious thing i hv read in a while. They did not die for China. They were merely protecting themselves because the japs attacked them
quote: Better a CyberWar that a full real War.
quote: Thats a thought-crime!!!!! You sir are a thought criminal
quote: If Hillary gets elected, I think it'll spell the downfall of America.
quote: And I wouldn't put it past them to use nukes in a conflict.
quote: They know that they can win a ground war through strength in numbers. They could easily have a military of millions and millions without even coming close to exhausting their labor force.
quote: And while America still rules the skies, they're not far off.
quote: And with Democrats constantly wanting to cut military funding, our military isn't getting any stronger.
quote: If Hillary gets elected, I think it'll spell the downfall of America. We'll loose a lot more of our military, defense spending will plummet, more American jobs will be lost to illegal immigrants who she'll welcome with open arms in return for votes, NAFTA will get that superhighway connecting Mexico to Canada through the US, taxes will rise, more people will be able to live off the government at the middle classes expense, etc.
quote: I'm only 24 and I have no faith that Social Security will be around when I retire. I'd love it if I could put all my payments to it into a private account.
quote: And I love seeing the huge amounts I'm paying into Welfare being given to people who have no desire to work.
quote: Possibly because federal, state, and local governments are taking half his salary in taxes, leaving him little left over to save himself?
quote: I didn't hear him ask that. I heard him ask for the government to stop taking what it does for social security, and instead allow him to invest that money in a private account.
quote: Of course, that would mean the federal government repudiating its IOUs to current social security recipients, so it'll never happen. But its good to have dreams, don't you think?
quote: The system as it is will cause the same end as that, that's why it's "broken", or do you think they say that just to say that?
quote: That's already what is trying to be avoided by looking at alternatives. Do I know any good alternatives? Nah, I'm not in the position to have enough info on that.
quote: But either way, leave it as it is and we'll soon be doing that very thing--paying off the debt while getting nothing ourselves when its our turn. It's no easy issue.
quote: Let the bastards come to my house. I have a shotgun shell with some stupid puppet soldier of the government's name on it. This is why we have the right and the OBLIGATION to bear arms according to the constitution
quote: But guns don't do any good, cars do.
quote: Basically, you're a radical that cant weight the good and the bad of something. You just want to have a gun... do you miss something in your pants perhaps?
quote: Switzerland, on the other hand, requires all male citizens to keep a fully automatic weapon in their home. They have one of the lowest murder rates in the entire world, a fraction of most other European nations.