Carter: We shouldn't 'limit ourselves' in response to Russia

Carter: We shouldn't 'limit ourselves' in response to Russia
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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Sunday that he does not believe the United States should limit itself in its response to Russia’s cyber attacks.

“I think we should not limit ourselves when cyber is the means used in aggression against us,” Carter told NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“I don’t think it should be a military, or purely military response,” he said.

Carter called the attacks “aggressive” when asked if he agreed with Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat Meghan McCain knocks Bannon: 'Who the hell are you' to criticize Romney? Dems demand Tillerson end State hiring freeze, consult with Congress MORE (R-Ariz.) that Russia’s cyber attacks are an act of war.

“Well, whatever you call it, it’s an aggressive act against our very democracy and I think that’s why all Americans need to regard it very seriously,” he said.