U.S. Government Seeks to deny the Internet to its enemies

The 2007 National Strategy for Homeland Security focuses on the “uninterrupted use of the Internet and the communications systems that comprise our cyberinfrastructure.”Cyberspace may become a more active battlefield in the Bush administration’s war on terrorism.The new National Strategy for Homeland Security, issued earlier this week by the White House, places a greater emphasis on the “uninterrupted use of the Internet and the communications systems, data, monitoring, and control systems that comprise our cyberinfrastructure.”

Exactly how the government expects to deny the Internet to terrorists isn’t spelled out. One possible way might be through the United State’s de facto control of the Domain Name System, though it’s unlikely that card would be played outside of a confrontation with a major world power.