U.S. Cyber Command Gets New Commander, Elevated Status

The Pentagon’s cyber warfare unit received an elevated status and a new commander, signaling the growing importance of digital combat as the United States grapples with sophisticated hacking by Russia, China and other actors. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone took over leadership of U.S. Cyber Command at a ceremony at this base 30 miles north of Washington that featured both traditional military pomp and signs of the new age of warfare.