Even cyberwar has rules, and one group of experts is putting out a manual to prove it.
Their handbook, due to be published later this week, applies the practice of international law to the world of electronic warfare in an effort to show how hospitals, civilians and neutral nations can be protected in an information-age fight.
“Everyone was seeing the Internet as the ‘Wild, Wild West,’” U.S. Naval War College Professor Michael Schmitt, the manual’s editor, said in an interview before its official release. “What they had forgotten is that international law applies to cyberweapons like it applies to any other weapons.”News Tribune news services