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What does WSOC-TV have against veterans?

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In an article entitled, “Police: 86-year-old vet charged with child sex crimes”, WSOC TV in Charlotte reports:

    “An 86-year-old Gastonia veteran is accused of indecent liberties with a 13-year-old girl.”

Why did WSOC point out–in their headline, no less–that the alleged pervert is a veteran?

What purpose could this possibly serve, other than to smear veterans as a whole?



Written by breckfield

April 23, 2015 at 7:41 am

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Pentagon: Cyber Attacks Can Be Considered An Act of War

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The Wall Street Journal reports:

The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force…

In part, the Pentagon intends its plan as a warning to potential adversaries of the consequences of attacking the U.S. in this way. “If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks,” said a military official.

An interesting—if unsurprising—development in the wake of last year’s Stuxnet virus attack on Iran’s computers and last weekend’s news of a cyber attack on Lockheed Martin.

Defense Tech‘s Kevin Coleman comments:

A cruise missile taking out a data center spewing malicious traffic is now on the table as a real option… I must say the leak occurring after Lockheed experienced what has been called “a significant and tenacious attack” makes me wonder.

Written by breckfield

May 31, 2011 at 5:52 pm

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