A storm is brewing in the Pentagon’s shadowy corners, where the cold light of budget spreadsheets meets the heat of global strategy.

It’s not the usual clash of bullets and bombs but something more subtle but equally deadly: a war of words and influence.

Yet, in a move that’s left more than a few brows furrowed in disbelief, Uncle Sam’s Army is mulling over slashing its arsenal in this silent battlefield. Yes, you heard it right.

According to reports highlighted by Defense One in a story released earlier this month (February 8), the brass is considering cuts to its Military Information Support Operations (MISO) at a time when the digital ghosts of Beijing and Moscow haunt the virtual plains—whispering discord and sowing chaos.