by Svetlana Kalmykova, Global Research:
The US is launching a new stage of the arms race – a race of offensive computer weapons. Namely, the US is going to arm itself with computer viruses in order to destroy the enemy’s computer networks. Besides, the US Defense Department is developing a computer program which would deduce the level of information security of the enemy’s strategic facilities.
Until now, the US has been denying that it had any plans of developing “computer weapons”.
A website devoted to US state procurements recently announced two tenders. The first one, announced by the US Air Force, is a tender for creating computer programs which would be able to destroy the enemy’s computer networks and put computer-operated devices out of order. The Air Force is planning to spend $ 10 mln on that.
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