China · Information operations · Information Warfare

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

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

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

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

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

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

Alliance for Securing Democracy: 21 December 2018 Securing Democracy Dispatch


December 21, 2018 Dear readers, we will resume our newsletter after the holidays, on January 7, 2019. As the year comes to a close, please consider donating to the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD). Your financial support is critical to our efforts to defend democracy around the world against authoritarian interference. We wish you a happy and… Continue reading Alliance for Securing Democracy: 21 December 2018 Securing Democracy Dispatch

China · Cybersecurity · cyberwar · Information operations · Information Warfare

The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat


Civil-military gap, knowledge gap, training gap, memory gap …. and the national security imperative of closing them. Closing the gap between technology leaders and policy makers will require a radically different approach from the defense establishment. DEC 13, 2018   Amy Zegart, Contributing editor at The Atlantic  Kevin Childs, Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force… Continue reading The Divide Between Silicon Valley and Washington Is a National-Security Threat

China · CounterPropaganda · Information operations · Information Warfare · Propaganda

Patriotic Propaganda In China?


Running a marathon is difficult enough, but being handed a wet flag during the final leg may have caused a Chinese racer to lose the lead.  He Yinli is being both chastised and supported, in that she was closing in on the lead runner when she was handed the Chinese national flag. She wound up… Continue reading Patriotic Propaganda In China?