For those that missed it, USCYBERCOM has been elevated to a full and independent Unified Combatant Command on May 4, 2018.

What is USCYBERCOM

United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM), is one of ten unified commands of the United States Department of Defense. USCYBERCOM was created in 2009 at the NSA.

Concerns & Reactions

Where does USCYBERCOM fit? Here are video(s) when USCYBERCOM was still part of the NSA:

 

Some are concerned that the Pentagon and NSA will not only focus on military defenses, but civilians as well. Pros and Cons.  There is also concerns about its effectiveness. USCYBERCOM held a classified exercise in which reserve officers (with extensive experience in their civilian cyber-security work) easily defeated active duty officers. Since the creation of USCYBERCOM, it appears to have motivated other countries to make their own (e.g. British GCHQ).

For better or worse, USCYBERCOM is now a fully, independent Unified Combatant Command. To see the bigger picture, read the National Cyber Strategy of the United States of America.National-Cyber-Strategy

 

Our Question:

Do you think USCYBERCOM should be its own military branch? If so, should it strictly be run by military personal?