In case of war with China, US faces risk of kinetic, cyber attacks: US
Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth noted that in the event of a war, the US Army will be called to assume an important role in safeguarding domestic order as well as combat operations in the Indo-Pacific.
Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth said on Monday that the US homeland will be exposed to risk from both direct kinetic attacks and cyber disruptions in the event of any conflict with China over Taiwan.
"If we got into a major war with China, the US... The US Army, I have no doubt homeland would be at risk as well whether with kinetic attacks or cyber attacks," Wormuth said at a meeting at the American Enterprise Institute.
"They are going to go after the role of the US public. They are going to try and erode support for the conflict."
At the American Enterprise Institute with the Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth and Gen Charles Flynn, commander of Army troops in the Pacific pic.twitter.com/Np1buryHcd— Mike Glenn (@mrglenn) February 27, 2023
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The official noted that in the event of a war, the US Army will be called to assume an important role in safeguarding domestic order as well as combat operations in the Indo-Pacific.
"I think the Army will play a role at home. ...The US Army, I have no doubt would be put on alert to provide support for civil authorities," she said.
During the 1950s, then-President Dwight Eisenhower said he would be impeached for sending more troops abroad instead of remaining in the US to maintain law and order, Wormuth noted.
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