Sunday, September 23, 2007

U.S. Seeks to Counter Terrorists' Use of The Internet

A McClatchy Newspapers article by Les Blumenthal, via The Kansas City Star, reports that:

The report detailing the supposed vulnerability of the Army’s Stryker armored vehicles to rocket-propelled grenades appeared on a password-protected terrorist Web site in 2006.

Terrorists had discovered it on a think tank’s Web site, downloaded it to their own site and urged fellow mujahedeen to study it and use what they learned in attacking the U.S. combat vehicles in Iraq.

Although the report has been discredited, its posting on a jihadist Web site shows how cyberspace has become an increasingly important front in the war on terror.

More here.

(Props, Flying Hamster.)


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