Interesting point from the ever readable Sir Humphrey. Thin Pinstriped Line: At what point do IT geeks become legitimate military targets? If the virtual is becoming part of national security strategy, at what point does it become lawful to target the geeks for their virtual activities. I think Sir Humphrey is thinking of ops outside Counter-terror (we've already killed AQ personnel who are web-masters and ideologues with taking out Anwar Al-Awlaki and Samir Khan in Yemen), but on the more general question. Kill/Capture missions against Internet Cafes?