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Today's agenda: Cyberwar rising, GM bankruptcy outlook, German strikes

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These are our coverage plans today. (As the stories are posted, we put in clickable links.):

In US news ...

• From Gordon Lubold at the Pentagon: Defense Secretary Gates, off to Singapore for a regional security summit, says US sees no "crisis" in Pyongyang's "very provocative" display of force this week.

• Also coming from Gordon: With a rising number of cyber attacks against US government and private networks (an 800 percent increase in 2007 over 2005, according to one estimate), President Obama is appointing a new "cyberczar," and the Pentagon is creating its own "cybercom" at Fort Meade, Md.

• Economics writer Mark Trumbull reports that the Chrysler bankruptcy – and in all likelihood the one soon to be facing General Motors – is upending decades of legal precedent concerning how to manage a belly-up firm, dispense assets, and resolve debtors' claims. Has the Obama administration, by virtue of its close involvement, politicized the process?


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