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U.S. Cyber Command Elevated to Combatant Command

In response to the changing face of warfare, U.S. Cyber Command will be elevated tomorrow to a combatant command, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said today.

“The cyber domain will define the next century of warfare,” White said at a Pentagon news conference.

Army Lt. Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, most recently commander of Army Cyber Command, will receive his fourth star as he succeeds retiring Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers as Cybercom commander.

“Just as our military must be prepared to defend our nation against hostile acts from land, air and sea,” White said, “we must also be prepared to deter, and if necessary, respond to hostile acts in cyberspace.”

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