The U.S. electric grid is increasingly dependent on the internet for operations, and as a result it is also increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. It doesn’t take much imagination to see how such attacks might cripple a broad swath of the U.S. economy. When U.S. military planners developed their first air war plan for defeating Axis powers in the summer of 1941, Germany’s electric grid was at the top of the target list. I have written a commentary on this topic here.
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