Report Says Libya Nearly Subjected to U.S. Cyber-Attacks

In a story in the October 17 online edition of the New York Times, it was reported that the United States considered engaging in cyber-warfare against Libya early in the campaign to unseat Colonel Qaddafi. 

What seems clear is that this was not a prize worth the price of the precedent such a cyber-attack would create, particularly as it would open the United States to similar, but far more impactful, attacks.  Perhaps those responsible felt as Robert Oppenheimer did upon witnessing the first explosion of an atomic bomb in the New Mexico desert, "We knew the world would not be the same."

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