U.S. General Says Washington Is Waging Offensive Cyber Operations Against Moscow
June 2, 2022 (EIRNS)—The U.S. is directly involved in the cyber domain in the war against Russia. Gen. Paul Nakasone, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command and Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service, admitted as much in an exclusive interview with Sky News, the agency revealed on June 1. Nakasone confirmed for the first time that the U.S. was conducting offensive hacking operations in support of Ukraine in response to the Russian military operation. He told Sky News: “We’ve conducted a series of operations across the full spectrum; offensive, defensive, [and] information operations.” Nakasone did not detail the activities, but explained how they were (allegedly) lawful, conducted with complete civilian oversight of the military and through policy decided at the Department of Defense.
Nakasone was in Tallin, Estonia, where he delivered a keynote speech at CyCon, an international conference on cyber conflict, hosted by NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence. Sky News reports it will “will publish a full feature from our exclusive interview in the coming days.”