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 McCainLou Dobbs: Political criticism of McCain 'not an exhumation of his body' Trump rips McCain, says he gave Steele dossier to FBI for 'very evil purposes' The Hill's Morning Report — Washington readies for Mueller end game 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.