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Are MARSOC cyber operators on the horizon? | Marine Corps Times
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Are MARSOC cyber operators on the horizon? | Marine Corps Times

Cyber operations may not be the first thing that come to mind when thinking of elite special operators on a high-speed mission ― but with rising tech threats across the globe, Marine Raiders are looking to put cyber sleuths near the front lines.

Packing capabilities that can aid in physical effects on enemy forces or help Raiderstrack down high value targets in dense megacities, Marine special operations officials are seeing the need to push cyber to commando teams that operate in remote corners of the world.

The elite Marine unit has “invested time and effort” in evaluating cyber threats, and is currently considering “all options” to bring cyber under the Raider’s extensive support mission profile, Marine spokesman Maj. Nicholas Mannweiler told Marine Corps Times Thursday,

It is too early to tell how the Raiders will employ cyber across its teams.

Source: Are MARSOC cyber operators on the horizon? | Marine Corps Times

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