Obama vows to get tough on cyberattacks, eager for TPP trade deal

January 22, 2015 12:54 am 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 — U.S. President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to get tough on cyber attacks and destroy the Islamic State militant group, asking lawmakers to help him achieve those goals.

Obama also expressed his eagerness to conclude the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade initiative and remained cautious about China's ambitions to create another Pacific trade pact and claims to disputed islands.

"No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families," Obama said in his annual State of the Union Address in Congress. (PNA/Kyodo)

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