Cyber Kill Squads, Stripping Commanders of Legal Authority, Abuse at Guantanamo Bay?


Rick Rogers – Military Headline News



The Pentagon is forming cyber kill squads to take down hackers bent on destroying the nation’s digital infrastructure.

While some teams carry out the equivalent of cyber combat missions others will defend the nation’s computer networks.

According to the U.S. Cyber Command, an electronic attack on the Untied State is a real and growing threat.

In the military word, commanders have more power over cases than judges. Maybe not for much longer.

Civilian lawmakers are taking aim at military authority.

A new bill in congress would end a commander’s discretion to change court-martial results.
A controversial overturning of sexual assault conviction at a U.S. base in Italy sparked the legislation.

Here’s a question: Is indefinite detention a human rights abuse?

Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay prisoners are making that argument before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

A California congressman is taking another swing at making it easier for troops to refinance their homes.



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Rick Rogers is a defense reporter based in San Diego.