Air Force Forms Cyberspace Unit

By | November 6, 2006 | Uncategorized

The Air Force is forming an offensive and defensive cyberspace unit to deal with growing threats and opportunities in the cyberspace area, Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne announced.

That would include threats such as attacks on satellites.

That unit is being created in the 8th Air Force, which now is the lead Air Force command for cyberspace, Wynne announced.

This new unit is being formed after China has created an immense cyber warfare capability, where huge numbers of personnel could upon command launch attacks on both military and civilian computers, communications and infrastructure in other nations, such as the United States.

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