Originally posted by FMF
[b]The US is set to publish plans that will categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war - leading to potential military retaliation.
Is the U.S. asserting this as a casus beli, effectively, on behalf of all nations against any or all other nations? Or only for the U.S. against nations of its choosing?[/b]
Dumbing down, or lowering the definition of war is a roguish misuse of the language to expand governmental power.
War on drugs, war on poverty, yes war on terrorism, or the cold war.
Almost half the wars fought by the USA haven't been declared wars, including the Civil War, otherwise known as the War of Northern Aggression.
I admit I was taken in by the Bush doctrine declaring war on terrorism.