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Reuters: Obama Administration Seeks to Boost Cyber Command Role on Future Military Conflicts

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cybersecurityThe Obama administration seeks to turn the Cyber Command into a unified command equal to military combat branches and separated from the National Security Agency to give the command’s leaders a “larger voice” in proposing the use of cyber tools in future conflicts, Reuters reported Sunday.

Warren Strobel writes the White House plans to boost the Pentagon’s cyber weapons development strategy to help deter attacks, punish cyber intruders on U.S. networks and address adversary threats such as the Islamic State militant organization.

Cyber Command currently serves as a subordinate to the Strategic Command that oversees military space operations, nuclear weapons and missile defense.

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