NATO does NOT need cyber-offensive capabilities, according to a senior military commander. Major General Jaap Willemse, who was speaking at the International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon), said launching barrages of computer-based attacks is off the agenda for the Western military alliance, at least for the immediate …
And other objections
"There are huge political, legal and diplomatic objections,"
They hadn't noticed that there are also huge technical objections?
NATO may not but the US gov certainly is 
Also, the skill set to analyse defensive weaknesses in your infrastructure and simulate cyber attacks is pretty much exactly the same skill set as to launch them at other people.
 Stuxnet. United States and Israel (2010).
what NATO centre of cyber excellence is doing then in Estonia? just watching the wire?
Also, we have no....
... guns, bombs, ships, planes...
There - that's lulled the enemy into a false sense of security. That will give us time to procure cyber-warfare capability, guns, ships, bombs, planes...
Who needs a cyber security force?
It only takes one person to locate the perpetrator of a computer misdeed and let the laser guided missiles do the reset.
Laser guided missiles?
All you need is a ballistically delivered anvil.
"Governments are not going to pour money into a black hole"
Is he on the same planet as the rest of us?
Ah - Dutch - yes - I understand now - too much time in the cafes in Amsterdam and probably still in that mellow "there - I've fixed all the worlds problems and invented world peace" frame of mind.
Re: "Governments are not going to pour money into a black hole"
Clearly this guy hasn't been anywhere near a computer or heard the phrase 'Information Warfare'. Did NATO just send the nearest officer on a jolly, or what?
It's a good thing
They make prisons for hackers.
Well they should
"NATO does not have the doctrine, command and control, educational support or other factors needed to run an offensive capability,"
Newsflash guys - it's not 1946. Being equipped to deal with hordes of T34s streaming through the Fulda gap probably isn't enough anymore.
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