US appoints first cyber warfare general
from The Guardian
The U.S. military has appointed its first senior general to direct cyber warfare – despite fears that the move marks another stage in the militarization of cyberspace. The newly promoted four-star general, Keith Alexander, takes charge of the Pentagon's ambitious and controversial new Cyber Command, designed to conduct virtual combat across the world's computer networks. He was appointed in a low-key ceremony at Fort Meade, Md.
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