Marine Corps Takes Lead to Combat Global Cyber Terrorism

Jeff Brody

The U.S. Marine Corps received a new task to lead a global mission to deter operations of terrorist groups in the cyberspace, Fifth Domain reported Thursday

Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command leads the Joint Task Force-Ares mission, which launches cyber counter-offensive operations against the Islamic State group. Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy, commander of MARFORCYBER, said the command is coordinating efforts with the Central Command and the Operation Inherent Resolve as part of the task force. 

MARFORCYBER also took on the lead to provide planning, targeting, intelligence and cyber capabilities for combatant commands under the Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber. The new Joint Force Headquarters-Cyber Marines assists the Special Operations Command in counterterrorism operations, including disrupting the financial, messaging and networks of terrorists.

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