President Donald Trump has vowed to the American people to fight and defeat every enemy which presents itself, but one powerful Republican senator says that Trump is woefully unprepared for the task. Particularly when it comes to cyber warfare.
Sen. John McCain of Arizona was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 and has been no fan of Donald Trump. The two have traded barbs in the media for months, and McCain found himself quoted when he did not intend to be during a private congressional retreat in Philadelphia. McCain said in regards to the Russian government’s attacks on the cyber security of the United States, “We don’t have a policy and we don’t have a strategy. He went on to say, “It is the one aspect of our confrontation where I believe our adversaries are ahead of us.” However, McCain also conceded, “It is a hell of a lot easier to offense in cyber than defense.”
A bleak view of the world was presented by McCain who also stated:
I could make a coherent, cogent argument that the world is more dangerous than any time in the last 70 years. There are pressures on the new world order that was established in 1947 and 1948, the likes of which we have never seen.
Trump and his team have yet to respond to McCain’s remarks, but if they choose to do so it will likely not be polite. Previously Trump, when speaking of McCain, questioned McCain’s status as a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam. Apparently, Trump believes being tortured for years in a Vietnamese jungle doesn’t qualify as heroic.