The entire document was leaked, however; and a passage near the very end reveals a training exercise that might explain the perceived need for such stringent secrecy. According to directives, even those directly involved in the mission were not to be allowed access to the files.
The passage in question sought to counter an attack by a group known as ‘Free Americans against Socialist Tyranny,’ which, according to the detailed scenario, is planning a cyber-attack in response to the federal government’s implementation of martial law.
Members of the fictionalized group, obviously crafted to resemble a growing number of pro-freedom movements in the U.S., “advertise anti-U.S. rhetoric focusing on the Department of Defense as well as to recruit like-minded individuals to join their ‘cause,’” the document warns.
“It is believed that there are employees within US Northern Command, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, National Guard, and Defense Information Systems…
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