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Well thank you -- and good morning according to the -- testimony the head of the US cyber command Keith Alexander.
-- testify that the US intends to use cyber not only to defend US networks but for offensive capabilities as well quote.
Any actor threatening a crippling cyber attack against the United -- we'll be taking a grave risk.
Our goal is to ensure that a commander with the mission to -- acute has a full suite of cyber system options from which to choose now this testimony.
Is consistent with the station statements of the nation's top intelligence official James clapper.
Who warned congress recently during the annual worldwide threat hearing considered the most significant in terms of setting budget priorities.
That cyber attacks are growing in number and sophistication.
We -- -- -- cyber environment and which emerging technologies are developed and implemented before security responses can be put in place.
Among state actors were particularly concerned about -- -- entities within China and Russia conducting intrusions in the US computer networks and stealing US.
-- these offensive capabilities are classified but we -- what we may get today are the proud -- lines.
Of this in the open session --
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