An odd disclosure

This is a bizarre piece overall but its ending is simply unbelievable:

But Obama also signed the secret finding… authorizing a new covert program…

The cyber operation is still in its early stages and involves deploying “implants” in Russian networks deemed “important to the adversary and that would cause them pain and discomfort if they were disrupted”…

The implants were… designed so that they could be triggered remotely as part of retaliatory cyber-strike in the face of Russian aggression…

Officials familiar with the measures said that there was concern among some in the administration that the damage caused by the implants could be difficult to contain.

The operation appears to be ongoing and will continue unless Trump orders it ended. Why is it being discussed in public? Is this because the reporters are blowing the whistle on something unseemly, or because they feel the “covert program” is some kind of joke, or because the Russians have found out about it?

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