The U.S. Cyber Command’s fight against the Islamic State is a multi-year campaign taking operations and weaving them in between traditional battle zones. But more importantly the lessons learned from the fight are teaching individuals to change from exclusive planning for major combat operations to exploiting opportunities to operate against the enemy before conventional combat even begins. Joint Task Force ARES, a Marine led unit under Cyber Command, has learned to engage with Islamic State propaganda as well as its field forces. Identifying and disrupting operations of the enemy’s network gives the U.S. opportunities to attack Islamic forces still engaged in traditional combat.
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September 26, 2020