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Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault


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Washington Post reveals that Obama administration had a covert plan for punishing Russia for interference in the US election:

“Obama also approved a previously undisclosed covert measure that authorized planting cyber weapons in Russia’s infrastructure, the digital equivalent of bombs that could be detonated if the United States found itself in an escalating exchange with Moscow. The project, which Obama approved in a covert-action finding, was still in its planning stages when Obama left office. It would be up to President Trump to decide whether to use the capability.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/national-security/obama-putin-election-hacking

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