With their massive destructiveness, long- range nuclear weapons have combined with highly sophisticated information technology and information warfare under nuclear deterrence... Information war and traditional war have one thing in common, namely that the country which possesses the critical weapons such as atomic bombs will have ‘first strike’ and ‘second-strike retaliation’ capabilities... As soon as its computer networks come under attack and are destroyed, the country will slip into a state of paralysis and the lives of its people will ground to a halt... So if China has first-strike capability and could take out our grid – isn’t this the equivalent of China having a full-on nuclear arsenal and us having none ? Therefore, China should focus on measures to counter computer viruses, nuclear electromagnetic pulse... and quickly achieve breakthroughs in those technologies in order to equip China without delay with equivalent deterrence that will enable it to stand up to the military powers in the information age and neutralize and check the deterrence of Western powers, including the United States. And according to the new EMP report, China did just that... Truly, this report should have been the headline in every single news organization
Just to reiterate... China currently has the capability to conduct a first strike, a massive attack on our power grid, and while China says it wouldn’t dream of it... we’d be naïve to assume China wouldn’t employ such horrific tactics. Gordan Chang, who wrote the book Coming Collapse of China , insists we cannot take China at its word... because the country “lies constantly.” So if China has first-strike capability and could take out our grid – isn’t this the equivalent of China having a full-on nuclear arsenal and us having none ? Typically in nuclear warfare, there’s deterrence linked to the reality that if they fire on us, we’d fire back... However, according to this new report, we may never have that opportunity. The EMP Task Force’s June report reveals that China has built a network of satellites, high- speed missiles, and super-electromagnetic pulse weapons that could effectively melt down our electric grid, sizzle our critical communications infrastructure, and even take out the ability of our aircraft carrier and military groups to respond. And China is well aware of the power that it holds. Chinese military documents contain references to making EMP attacks against the United States as a way to succeed in war. Shen Weiguang’s World War, The Third World War – Total Information Warfare, the People’s Liberation Army’s quasi-textbook on information warfare, argues that China should be prepared to exploit an EMP offensively...
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