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Military grooms troops for cybercombat

9:55 PM, Apr. 26, 2013
Cadets work at computers inside a classroom at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Cadets work at computers inside a classroom at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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The U.S. service academies are ramping up efforts to groom a new breed of cyberspace warriors to confront increasing threats to the nation's military and civilian computer networks that control everything from electrical power grids to the banking system.

Students at the Army, Navy and Air Force academies are taking more courses and participating in elaborate cyberwarfare exercises as the military educates a generation of future commanders in the theory and practice of computer warfare.

The academies have been training cadets in cyber for more than a decade. But the effort has taken on ...

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