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Army Plans to Expand Asian Cyber Efforts to Counter China

  • Unit would likely be based east of Taiwan, Philippines
  • Army Secretary McCarthy to detail effort Friday in Washington
Ryan McCarthy
Ryan McCarthyPhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The U.S. Army will expand efforts to counter China by deploying a specialized task force to the Pacific capable of conducting information, electronic, cyber and missile operations against Beijing.

The unit, which Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy detailed at an event in Washington on Friday, would also be equipped to hit land- and sea-based targets with long-range precision weapons such as hypersonic missiles, possibly clearing the way for Navy vessels in the event of conflict.