Cluelessness on cyberthreats
Re “Obama’s cyber silence,” Opinion, June 10
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton’s suggested “strategy” is all too predictable.
He writes in his op-ed about foreign cyberespionage and hacking government sites (which he assumes emanated from China, but without a shred of evidence): “First, America must create structures of deterrence. Starting now, America’s cyber response should be disproportionate.”
This is just like his and the other neoconservatives’ “strategy” for going to war in Iraq. Those misplaced knee-jerk reactions of Bolton and others have cost our country immeasurably, just like Bolton’s disproportionate response to the Chinese would.
And he’s supposed to be a diplomat.