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Michael Schrage and the Duty to Protect Citizens From Cyber Attack

The United States has a long history of using force to defend the property and interests of its citizens. MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage asks why responses to cyberattacks deviate from that precedent.

The United States has a long history of using force to defend the property and business interests of its citizens. This strategy has often led to controversy, especially when the military arm of America stretches abroad. But time and time again, the U.S. government has levied threats of invasion and conflict to protect the interests of its citizens.


MIT Research Fellow Michael Schrage asks why responses to cyberattacks on U.S. businesses deviate from that precedent. He explains his perspective in the following Big Think interview:


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