The Russia Investigations: The U.S. Launches A Digital Offensive — Gently

The NSA and U.S. Cyber Command can exercise near-godlike omniscience over the Internet. A recent report from The New York Times provides some insight into what they're doing with it.
A helicopter view of the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., in 2016. Source: Brendan Smialowski

This week in the Russia investigations: America's cyber-troops may be fighting back against Russia's influence brokers. Will it be enough?

The cyber-troopers

Everyone knows how to picture the special operations troopers of, for example, the Army's elite Delta Force: Rough-looking customers with custom carbines and advanced night vision goggles stepping off the skids of a black helicopter in the middle in the night.

What do America's cyber-forces look like?

They don't have the same kind of public relations machine and they work in some of the most secret facilities in the world, but it's possible to patch together a rough picture:

They're probably a little bit less aggro. They're drawn from all four branches of the military. Many deploy overseas, but

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