Donald Trump Touts Cyber Security: ‘This is the Warfare of the Future’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a town hall with the Retired American Warriors, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Herndon, Va. (
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Donald Trump tells a room full of veterans in Herndon, Virginia that the United States must strengthen cyber security.

“This is the warfare of the future,” the Republican nominee stated about cyber security, speaking prior to taking questions from the veterans. “We should turn cyber warfare into one of our greatest weapons against the terrorists.”

While stressing the need to make cyber security a priority, Trump said he will create a cyber security task force.

He also said he would appoint an attorney general that would restore integrity to the office.

“We cannot have a depleted military,” Trump said, also adding that countries that benefit from America’s protection should reimburse the United States properly. “It’s a two way street. They have to help us.”

Trump questioned the Obama administration’s announcements before military attacks, criticizing the detailed reveal of military plans.

The audience clapped in agreement.

“The last thing you want to do is give notice to the enemy,” Trump stated, adding that the American public doesn’t need to know the date and time of a certain attack. “They just want to see victory.”

He also stressed the element of surprise. “With the element of surprise, you can wipe out a much more powerful force.”

Trump addressed reforming the VA, religion in the military and mental health for veterans suffering from depression and post traumatic stress disorder during the question and answer segment of the town hall.

Following his stop in Virginia, Trump will be campaigning in Colorado Monday, where he’s to hold rallies in Pueblo and Loveland.


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