WALL STREET OBLIVIOUS TO CYBER-ECONOMIC WARFARE
Exclusive: Kevin D. Freeman spotlights grave danger facing America's financial system
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed out 2013 above 16,500. That's a full 10,000 points higher than the low of March 2009, less than five years ago, and caps the best five-year run in recent memory. Almost unnoticed in the year-end celebrating, however, was a sobering warning.
On Dec. 15, Gen. Keith Alexander, the head of the National Security Agency, told "60 Minutes," "A foreign national could impact and destroy a major portion of our financial system … and literally take down the U.S. economy." That's a pretty startling statement from a four-star general who is more than qualified to make it.