Though the scope of targeting such individuals goes beyond the capabilities of the JCST cell being proposed here, the information collected would be passed on to appropriate state department, law enforcement or military officials for action.
Government and military agency personnel may quickly refute the idea of JCST as double work from what the Joint Functional Component Command-Network Warfare at NSA and other DoD CNO teams are already providing, however, few if any such cells exist that would have the necessary mix of military and Interagency expertise co-located.
Additional JCST cells could be positioned in different countries in a given theater where languages and cultures vary and regionally specific cultural linguists/specialists staffing is appropriate.
10, 2007, GEN Dave Petraeus noted "the need to contest the enemy's growing use of that medium (cyberspace) to spread extremism" and that "regional, global, and cyberspace initiatives are critical to success." (13) Bridging the gap between the Interagency and military, the JCST cell is a proposed IO organization with potential to neutralize and defeat the cyber-insurgent by bringing together the right mix of personnel in a theater of operations to decisively combat cyberspace insurgent activity.
Positioned forward in the combat theater, the JCST cell would be immersed in the target culture to better establish linkages from operational insurgent activities in cyberspace to tactical actions on the ground.