Marine Corps considering new class of cyber warriors

Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 10:40am EDT

Leaders for the Marine Corps are considering a potential new cadre of specialized cyber warriors who may never see deployment.

The Military Times reports the group would be responsible for cyber warfare and would work the computerized front lines from desks here in the U.S.

The Marine chief for cyber warfare, Lieutenant General George Flynn, isn't offering many specifics. But he does say the cyber warriors could face longer enlistments - two years of which would be spent just in training.

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