Military Families Frustrated at Response to ISIS Hit List on Internet

Military Families Frustrated at Response to ISIS Hit List on Internet

March 27, 2015

Military Families Frustrated at Response to ISIS Hit List on Internet

Military families are frustrated over the U.S. military response to the ISIS hit list which mentioned names and addresses of service members. Some of these families feel like military officials are revealing too much information about U.S. Navy operations on the Internet. These military families also feel like the Pentagon is not taking the threats from the Islamic State hit list seriously enough and aren't telling those affected how they plan to deal with the threats.

For those readers unfamiliar with the original news story, an ISIS hit list was recently published providing the names, photos and home addresses of 100 military members, urging followers to kill them.

The names and addresses of military service members was shared by a group calling itself the “Islamic State Hacking Division" which claimed that they broke into servers to get information about service members.

Military officials are denying that the names and addresses were obtained by a cyberattack. Instead, they blame the hit list on social media, news stories and official military releases on the Internet.

Frustration at Military and Navy Response

While military families understand that these types of threats from ISIS are nothing new, they are more concerned that now specific names of military service members - many of whom were assigned to warships that launched strikes against the Islamic State - have been mentioned in those threats.

What most of these military families seem to be frustrated at is the way the Navy and military are handling the aftermath of the threats. There is a confusion about exactly how serious of a threat this ISIS hit list actually is and how much danger they are facing.

When discussing the how some families only received phone calls instead of face to face meetings from NCIS the wife of one sailor said, "They feel the response has been anemic at best. They said it was face-to-face contact. That assumes a different posture. It makes everything else they say seem without credibility."

Some lawmakers understand this frustration and are demanding to know when these military families will be provided with "a specific assessment on additional measures they need to protect themselves, their families and their homes."

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