Taiwan to hold computer-aided war games

Taipei, July 15 (CNA) Taiwan will hold a five-day computer-aided war game beginning Monday as the second part of the Han Kuang series of exercises to test the country’s defense capabilities amid the growing military threat from China.

The computerized drills will test Taiwan’s information and electronic warfare capabilities, combat readiness of attack helicopters and anti-submarine aircraft, as well as other warfare tactics, the Ministry of National Defense said recently.

The computer-aided war games follow the five-day military drills which took place in late April when innovative high-tech and asymmetrical military tactics were practiced in an attempt to fend off simulated invasions by Chinese forces.

Full article: Taiwan to hold computer-aided war games (Focus Taiwan)

‘Paralysis warfare’: China’s cyber focus is to cripple U.S. infrastructure

China’s cyber warfare capabilities have become sophisticated enough to easily cripple key elements of the U.S. national defense infrastructure in a pre-emptive attack, according to a new report.

The bipartisan congressional U.S.-China Economic and Security Commission released an analysis on March 8 titled “Occupying the Information High Ground: Chinese Capabilities for Computer Network Operations and Cyber Espionage.” The 136-page report details China’s spectacular advances in cyber warfare capabilities specifically targeting the U.S. military.

The Chinese call this type of preemptive cyber attack “paralysis warfare,” say the report’s authors, Bryan Krekel, Patton Adams and George Bakos, information security experts for Northrop Grumman.

“Unlike traditional air or ballistic missile strikes, network attack and exploitation in particular can be initiated prior to the start of traditional hostilities without being a de-facto cassus belli and if done properly, can be implanted with little or no attribution back to China,” the report states.

Full article: ‘Paralysis warfare’: China’s cyber focus is to cripple U.S. infrastructure (World Tribune)