(Bloomberg) -- The Pentagon is seeking $34.7 billion through 2021 for cybersecurity, in part to beef up offensive military capabilities such as those deployed in newly disclosed operations against Islamic State.

“This is something that’s new in this war, not something you would’ve seen back in the Gulf War” 25 years ago, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday at the Pentagon. He discussed efforts, especially in Syria, to disrupt the terrorist group’s “command and control, to cause them to lose confidence in their networks, to overload their network so that they can’t function.”

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