New year rings in cyberwar with China?

Friday - 12/23/2011, 8:08am EST

America could face a cyberwar with China in 2012. Forbes is reporting that the new year will bring a shift to national security policies.

China's cyber campaign has — so far — been aimed at stealing military secrets and intellectual property.

But, Gen. Keith Alexander, who is in charge of Pentagon's joint Cyber Command, says he sees a track from exploitation to disruption to destruction.

The Obama Administration has what it needs to confront China, including the political incentive.

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