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U.S. Air Force shifts 30,000 troops to ‘cyberwar front lines’

May 18, 2010

The following article cites The Register (U.K.) as the originator.

U.S. airforce shifts 30,000 troops to ‘cyberwar front lines’
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By Lewis Page
May 18, 2010

The U.S. Air Force reports that it has assigned no fewer than 30,000 digital troops to “the front lines of cyber warfare”. This is close to a third of the number of U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan.

The Air Force Times reports that 27,000 enlisted airmen and women are now classified as cyber scufflers, having previously been rated as communications and electronics people. Some 3,000 officers have been shifted out of other trades to become elite “cyber officers”, potentially eligible to wear the coveted cyber wings recently established by the USAF…

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The Register, 18 May


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