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Pentagon Creating Teams to Launch Cyberattacks as Threat Grows

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Air Force Space Command

A network defender works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Credit: Rick Wilking/Reuters

The Pentagon's Cyber Command will create 13 offensive teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks from abroad, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress on Tuesday, a rare acknowledgment of the military's ability to use cyberweapons.

From The Washington Post
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