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Pentagon stepping up cyber-war against ISIS

(29th Feb 2016) In what some observers think is a too-delayed action, the U.S. military has dramatically stepped up its cyber-attacks against Islamic State terrorists.

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In what some observers think is a too-delayed action, the U.S. military has dramatically stepped up its cyber-attacks against Islamic State terrorists. It’s focusing on the group’s use of social media and other parts of the Internet to recruit fighters, maintain followers’ homicidal enthusiasm and organize terror attacks.

The Associated Press reported that the new campaign by U.S. Cyber Command began shortly after Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered commanders last month to ramp up the fight. Other news reports say that the new campaign is helping to fragment and thus weaken Islamic State recruitment and organization efforts, although much more progress needs to be made
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