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A Terrifying Threat Obama and Romney Aren’t Talking About

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made some alarming predictions during a speech on Oct. 11. Cyber attacks are looming, he said. They “could be as destructive as the terrorist attack of 9/11” and might amount to a “cyber Pearl Harbor.”

Strong words -- and ones that have the virtue of being both accurate and necessary. One of the most pressing military threats facing the U.S. today is one we can’t see, and therefore is the most difficult to have a sensible discussion about.