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New report explains how China thinks about information warfare


By: Mark Pomerleau   The Department of Defense’s annual report on China’s military and security developments provides new details about how China’s military organizes its information warfare enterprise, an area that has been of particular interest to U.S. military leaders. In 2015, the People’s Liberation Army created the Strategic Support Force, which centralizes space, cyber,… Continue reading New report explains how China thinks about information warfare

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Key Russian missiles ‘damaged en route to China’


This article portrays a major delay in a shift in strategic power with the denial of the 40N6 missiles needed for the Russian S-400 air defense system. Why were the missiles being shipped by sea and not rail? Why did all the missiles have to be destroyed? Even allegations that Russia sabotaged its own shipment… Continue reading Key Russian missiles ‘damaged en route to China’

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Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (76)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s descent continues, as does its self-inflicted destabilization along ethnic and class boundaries. Curiously, China does not agree to support Russian games with the Yuan. Kazakhstan renames capital to Nur-Sultan honoring Nazarbayev. Russia seeks a second airbase in Kyrgyzstan. Much on Belarus – Lukashenko praising the EU,… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (76)

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Special ops to turn focus from war on terror to China, Russia


Will be taking a larger role in cyberwarfare, information and ‘influence’ operations, sources say By Carlo Muñoz – The Washington Times – Sunday, February 24, 2019 America’s elite special operations forces are getting new marching orders as the Pentagon moves away from its post-9/11 focus on radical terrorist groups and trains its eye on big-power rivals such as China… Continue reading Special ops to turn focus from war on terror to China, Russia

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China’s first steps before going to battle


The DIA report Mark Pomerleau is writing about is a blast of the blindingly obvious, but now it is in writing for all to see.  Some senior leaders will only now realize the role of information operations and information warfare in warfare.   The only heartburn I have about this report is the use of the term “information… Continue reading China’s first steps before going to battle

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Securing Democracy Dispatch – January 15, 2019


Securing Democracy Dispatch   January 15, 2019 Our Take ASD’s David Salvo commented on espionage allegations levelled against American Paul Whelan, for ABC News. Salvo joined a number of intelligence experts in analyzing the veracity of Russia’s claims. ASD’s Bret Schafer discussed Russian disinformation tactics in a New York Times report: “One of the things we’ve been talking about in the last year… Continue reading Securing Democracy Dispatch – January 15, 2019

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China’s Strategic Support Force At 3


Posted by Edward Rupert on December 30, 2018 at 2:37 am The PLA Strategic Support Force (PLASSF) has been a puzzle and apparent paradox over the first three years of its development. Established on December 31, 2015, this new force has been designed to leverage synergies and facilitate integration across Chinese capabilities for space, cyberspace, and the… Continue reading China’s Strategic Support Force At 3