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US Marine Corps set sights on info ops with new command-level units

21 January 2020
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The US Marine Corps (USMC) hopes to enhance its new cadre of command-level information operations (IO) units among component commands throughout the US armed forces’ regional combatant commands, as part of a wider Pentagon effort to gain the upper hand in increasingly competitive information warfare.

These new Marine Corps units, dubbed Marine Expeditionary Force Information Groups (MIGs), are meant to help battlefield commanders address efforts by China, Russia, and other adversaries to thwart US national security priorities or operations, using misinformation and disinformation distributed through social media and other means of communications across the digital landscape, said deputy commandant for information Lieutenant General Lori Reynolds.

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