Pentagon wages cyberwar against Islamic State

Daily News Article - April 1, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. What is significant about the Pentagon’s announcement about the cyberoffensive against ISIS? Be specific.

3. What is the goal for military hackers at U.S. Cyber Command?

4. Why isn’t the Pentagon revealing details about the program, according to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford?

5. How did U.S. Cyber Command hackers assist Syrian rebels in Shaddada in mid-February?

6. What does cyber and national security analyst Martin Libicki say about the effectiveness of the U.S. Cyber Command against ISIS?

7. What effect do you think publicizing the cyberoffensive (without giving details) will have on ISIS? (none, minimal, positive, negative) Explain your answer.