There is a classic Dad’s Army scene where Captain Mainwaring and his troops are marching down a country road and come across two stranded nuns. “Look at those poor nuns, sir. Their car has broken down,” comes a voice from the front.
“Rubbish,” retorts Mainwaring, staring straight ahead with steely determination. “They are obviously counter-agents disguised as nuns. You would have thought they would have used something more original.
“Ignore those nuns, men…” he shouts once more, as they march briskly past.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. must fire back against cyber attacks swiftly and strongly and should act to counter or disable a threat even when the identity of the attacker is unknown, the director of the National Security Agency has told Congress.
Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, who is the Obama administration's nominee to take on additional duties as head of the new Cyber Command, also said the U.S. should not be deterred from taking action against countries such as Iran and North Korea just because they might launch a cyber attack.
"Even with the clear understanding that we could experience damage to our infrastructure, we must be prepared to fight through in the worst case scenario," Alexander said in a Senate document obtained by The Associated Press.