Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea · Russia

Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (57)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Major themes include the EU Army proposal, Russia’s descent into the abyss, the ongoing DPRK and China problems, Great War centenary, discord in Europe, capability topics, some most interesting IW/IO reports, and US domestic fallout from midterms. NATO / EU / Russia Reports China SLAPS DOWN Macron’s… Continue reading Russia / Strategy Ad Hoc Media Update (57)

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (42)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Another unusually busy week for China topics, while the DPRK continues gaming Washington on the denuclearization deal. DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Reports U.S. Blocks Russian Bid To Ease North Korean Sanctions At UN The United States has blocked an attempt by Russia to ease UN sanctions… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (42)

China · Electronic Warfare · Information operations · Information Warfare

EW: China reveals prototype configuration of jam-resistant and counter-stealth quantum radar


7 November 2018 BEIJING – China claims to have revealed a prototype of an advanced quantum radar that is resistant to jamming and may be able to detect stealth aircraft. The Military & Aerospace Electronics take: 7 Nov. 2018 — The system’s operation is rooted in proven science and could be game-changing, but the Chinese still face significant development… Continue reading EW: China reveals prototype configuration of jam-resistant and counter-stealth quantum radar

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · Russia

New RAND Research:  Countering Russian Social Media Influence


I found the report good, but not very good.  The report is written in a “little map, big hand” fashion.  The recommendations are general, so vague as to not have substance, and not really useful.  Of note, the onus is placed on Social Media corporations to “inform key audiences”. Hopefully, that includes educating users as… Continue reading New RAND Research:  Countering Russian Social Media Influence

China · Information operations · Information Warfare

China Launches Global Campaign To Spread Internet Repression, Surveillance Tools


(Washington Free Beacon) China’s government has carried out a global campaign to disseminate its oppressive internet policies and digital surveillance tools, hosting seminars on cyber censorship with officials from at least three-dozen countries over the past two years, according to a new report.  Freedom House, in its report, warns that Chinese efforts to spread its “digital authoritarianism” pose… Continue reading China Launches Global Campaign To Spread Internet Repression, Surveillance Tools

China · Information operations · Information Warfare · North Korea

DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (41)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> _ _ Most interesting reports involve the PLA, Chinese exports of censorship technology, and reports on US PACRIM allies. DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Reports Pompeo to Meet North Korean Counterpart on Denuclearization – WSJ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he aims during a meeting next… Continue reading DPRK / PRC / WESTPAC Ad Hoc Update (41)

China · Cybersecurity · Information operations · Information Warfare

Chinese Intelligence Officers Accused of Stealing Aerospace Secrets


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. The scuttlebutt on these topics has been circulating behind closed doors for some time.  There is a bit of rage against the Chinese and many in senior cyber circles are very pleased that pressure is being brought to bear.  </end editorial> A minor deluge of reports on Chinese espionage,… Continue reading Chinese Intelligence Officers Accused of Stealing Aerospace Secrets