Friday, January 23, 2009

China Releases a White Paper on National Defense

The Chinese government has released a white paper on their national defense strategy. The paper discusses information warfare and what the call the "informationizing" of the People's Liberation Army (PLA). The preface summarizes the cyber strategy:

"Conducting training in complex electromagnetic environments. The PLA is spreading basic knowledge of electromagnetic-spectrum and battlefield-electromagnetic environments, learning and mastering basic theories of information warfare, particularly electronic warfare. It is enhancing training on how to operate and use informationized weaponry and equipment, and command information systems. It is working on the informationizing of combined tactical training bases, and holding exercises in complex electromagnetic environments."

White paper on national defense published

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