Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that her administration would treat cyberattacks just like real, physical attacks, and promised the White House would respond to such provocations with the full force of the U.S. military.

"As president, I will make it clear that the United States will treat cyberattacks just like any other attack," she said during a speech before the American Legion in Cincinnati. "We will be ready with serious political, economic and military responses."

Her remarks came as she argued in favor of expanding the U.S. military's scope.

"We need to respond to evolving threats from states like Russia, China and North Korea," she said. "We'll invest in the next frontier of military engagement, protecting U.S. interests in outer space and cyberspace."

"You've seen reports Russia has hacked into a lot of things china has hacked into a lot of things. Russia even hacked into the Democratic National Committee," she said. "Maybe even some state election systems. So we've got step up our game, make sure we're well defended and take the fight to those who go after us."