The Cyber Threat: Cybercom’s War on ISIS

The Pentagon last week disclosed additional details of its covert program of waging cyber warfare against the Islamic State terror group in Syria and Iraq.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford were asked to comment on the U.S. Cyber Command campaign—the first of its kind—at a Senate hearing Thursday.

“The objectives there are to interrupt ISIL command and control, interrupt its ability to move money around, interrupt its ability to tyrannize and control population, interrupt its ability to recruit externally,” Carter said. “All of that it does in a cyber-enabled way.”

h/t Instapundit

  • canminuteman

    Unless you use it as an aid in killing them, it’s kinda pointless.

  • Millie_Woods

    Why make this information public? If these idiots were running WWII, the Germans would have known about D-Day months in advance.

    • Alain

      I agree. If it is true, then you do not give away your strategy to the enemy.