As the article puts it:
The US military seeks the capability to knock out every telephone, every networked computer, every radar system on the planet.Part of its plan to "fight the net." Which is funny, because it created the net in the first place. Kinda like the story of LSD, which boils down to: "Dang! It's doing things we didn't mean for it to. Reel 'er in, boys."
If the Internet vanished tomorrow ... would you miss it?