Nearly 60 years after signing their Mutual Cooperation and Security Treaty, the United States and Japan officially integrate cyberspace into their mutual defense policy. From now on, a cyberattack against one person will characterize an armed attack within the meaning of Article 5 of the Treaty and may result in a collective response.
On the occasion of a “2+2” meeting in Washington, the American and Japanese Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense affirmed their desire to strengthen their multi-domain cooperation, primarily in “space, cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum.
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