Richard Clarke: “Cyber Weaknesses Should Deter U.S. from Waging War”

Former top Presidential adviser, Richard Clarke, said the United States’ economic system is so vulnerable to a retaliatory cyberattack that it should avoid attacking countries such as Iran and North Korea.

Clarke’s comments were made just one day before the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, warned that Washington would face a “crushing response” if it attacked Iran, according to IRNA, Iran’s state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.

Clarke said that he would advise any president against attacking countries like Iran, Russia, North Korea, and China, because each one of these countries can retaliate with a cyber attack that would devastate the U.S. economy. “The entire U.S. economic system could be crashed in retaliation … because we can’t defend it today,” said Clarke.

Read more about Clarke’s comments here.

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