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.”
“The overall effect we’re trying to achieve is virtual isolation,” Dunford said. “And this complements very much our physical actions on the ground,… Read More