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U.S. Air Force Developing Command Center To Fight In Cyberspace


November 2, 2006 10:52 p.m. EST



Russell McSpadden - All Headline News News Writer

Washington, D.C. (AHN) - Officials of the U.S. Air Force said Thursday that operations were underway for setting up a command center for the fight in cyberspace. According to recent reports, U.S. information and technology has increasingly come under attack from hackers, some believed to work for foreign governments. The new command could help the Air Force protect data as well as intercept and disrupt adversary data.


"The aim is to develop a major command that stands alongside Air Force Space Command and Air Combat Command as the provider of forces that the President, combatant commanders and the American people can rely on for preserving the freedom of access and commerce, in air, space and now cyberspace," Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne said in a conference on Thursday.


According to Wynne, the new Cyberspace Command will be housed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, where some 25,000 military personnel already work on projects connected with electronic warfare and network defense.


Lieutenant General Robert Elder will head the new program. At a briefing following Wynne's announcement, Elder said that the Command could disrupt financial networks if needed.


"We see that as certainly within our realm," he said.


According to Elder, the U.S. strategy concerning cyber warfare has long been merely defensive but that the new Command would allow for a transition to offensive strategies.


"We've come to realize there are a lot of things that we can do in the cyberspace domain that would be good for national security."


"If they want to fight with us in cyberspace, we're willing to take them on there, too," Elder said.

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It's basically a politically cheap shot for the democrats to pick on the bush policy on Iraq.


To have gore, and other democrats coming out, and saying that our troops are committing atrocities in Iraq




OH!!!!!!!!!!! BUT IT'S ONLY POLITICS????


ARE YOU PEOPLE "IN GENERAL" THAT NIEVE?????????????????????????????????

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