The U.S. military’s Cyber Command is about to receive the digital equivalent of faster ships and stronger missiles, but the force, only a few years in the making, is still grappling with how far it can go in fighting adversaries in cyberspace.
Even as there are growing concerns about the NSA, the White House has made it clear that it will not separate the NSA from the US Cyber Command, which is the military’s unit that conducts offensive attacks on foreign computing systems. The NSA likes to pretend they’re two separate organizations, when they’re really one and the same. They’re housed in the same place and run by the same guy. And, apparently that’s not about to change.
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