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Old 04-07-2020, 07:20   #1
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China Unrestricted War 360^ 24/7

Gen. Spalding post contained a link, which prior to this, I failed to understand the world we are living in, now somewhat informed, imvhoo, this is a must/amazing read.

https://www.c4i.org/unrestricted.pdf
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Old 04-08-2020, 19:57   #2
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Having completed a second read of the condensed version unrestricted war, One can clearly see the totality of the Chinese intent to control and defeat the United States of America.

That said, the one glaring failure of American Leadership is not the failure to have missed the opportunity , but having instituted a similar approach and handing it off to the civilian and political communities, which can and are often comprised.

The issue of China’s 360-degree 24/7 war and the success is in no small way, due to an uninformed public. A public which is both disadvantage by a lack of information and interest, and further by misinformation via the MSM, which knowingly ,or not, voices propaganda and counter arguments in real time. E.g., just yesterday Trump was challenged by a Chinese reported who represents Phoenix TV, When Trump asked what country/company she work for, Trump was immediately hammered. The company she works for Phoenix TV is 67% owned by the Bank of China and the CCP, but Trump, doesn't get to respond with knowledge, only his gut instinct, because the info isn't available until its researched. In the meantime, the news cycle works the xenophobic/racist image. Scoring another PR win for China’s unrestricted war.

How can this be countered, if on social media alone, there is an estimate of 500K-1millon Chinese Trolls that daily are sowing discord across the political spectrum, yelling fake news and Trolls, doesn’t cut it!

One thought/method may be to copy and paste a grassroot msg https://www.c4i.org/unrestricted.pdf to please read and share across your SM networks. imvho, an informed American public would react in total support of rejecting China, once having grasp/understanding that war in the 21st century as executed by the Chinese is all encompassing 24/7, and unrestricted, with China’s goal of total dominance real and present.

Nothing rallies the public more than being under attack, and under attack we are, without an informed public, our leadership which to date has not rallied America with a 9PM power point address explaining this war, which in the simplest of terms, uninformed, we will lose.

We must begin the effort to inform the public somewhere, one might be by incorporating our personal networks: FB, Twitter, Instagram, and with 36K members on PS, which could be asked to participate, the circulation could have an exponential effect through which the public and the leadership could be joined.

In a no rules world everything is an asset.

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Old 04-09-2020, 02:22   #3
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Having completed a second read of the condensed version unrestricted war, One can clearly see the totality of the Chinese intent to control and defeat the United States of America.

That said, the one glaring failure of American Leadership is not the failure to have missed the opportunity , but having instituted a similar approach and handing it off to the civilian and political communities, which can and are often comprised.

The issue of China’s 360-degree 24/7 war and the success is in no small way, due to an uninformed public. A public which is both disadvantage by a lack of information and interest, and further by misinformation via the MSM, which knowingly ,or not, voices propaganda and counter arguments in real time. E.g., just yesterday Trump was challenged by a Chinese reported who represents Phoenix TV, When Trump asked what country/company she work for, Trump was immediately hammered. The company she works for Phoenix TV is 67% owned by the Bank of China and the CCP, but Trump, doesn't get to respond with knowledge, only his gut instinct, because the info isn't available until its researched. In the meantime, the news cycle works the xenophobic/racist image. Scoring another PR win for China’s unrestricted war.

How can this be countered, if on social media alone, there is an estimate of 500K-1millon Chinese Trolls that daily are sowing discord across the political spectrum, yelling fake news and Trolls, doesn’t cut it!

One thought/method may be to copy and paste a grassroot msg https://www.c4i.org/unrestricted.pdf to please read and share across your SM networks. imvho, an informed American public would react in total support of rejecting China, once having grasp/understanding that war in the 21st century as executed by the Chinese is all encompassing 24/7, and unrestricted, with China’s goal of total dominance real and present.

Nothing rallies the public more than being under attack, and under attack we are, without an informed public, our leadership which to date has not rallied America with a 9PM power point address explaining this war, which in the simplest of terms, uninformed, we will lose.

We must begin the effort to inform the public somewhere, one might be by incorporating our personal networks: FB, Twitter, Instagram, and with 36K members on PS, which could be asked to participate, the circulation could have an exponential effect through which the public and the leadership could be joined.

In a no rules world everything is an asset.
This fictional scenario I wrote was a semi-finalist for a US Army TRADOC MadSci writing competition last year is a pretty thinly veiled look at China 2015-2030:

https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/ar...gital-strategy

The scenario has China using a real event(vague emergency rather than specifically biological) to seize advantage.

Kinetics in the scenario are pretty conservative/limited.

The real “action” is in the geodigital realm(Moore’s/Metcalfe’s Laws applied to geopolitics) for global influence.

It’s China with their fully integrated super platforms(Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei) shaping global perception.

Opposed by a fractured US fighting with it’s own super platforms(Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Google. Microsoft, Cisco), and a divided western coalition.

It’s pretty dense, apologies in advance.

It might have value in shaping your view on where this may go.
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Old 04-09-2020, 07:26   #4
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Flagg, hands down, one of the great (fun-engaging) reads in a very long time! This alone was insanely fun:amygdala... and all the game theory well written imagery, produce a star wars video as I read. Brain exploding attached. Nonetheless, a very serious read too.

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Old 04-09-2020, 16:32   #5
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Flagg, hands down, one of the great (fun-engaging) reads in a very long time! This alone was insanely fun:amygdala... and all the game theory well written imagery, produce a star wars video as I read. Brain exploding attached. Nonetheless, a very serious read too.



Edit to add: Thank you for enriching my life with your work.
You flatter me, cheers.

I’m just glad it was semi-readable.

My scenario differed from most in that I wanted to show a US/western loss, as we only ever really learn from loss as opposed to victory.

But I do think the Chinese have some potentially very large vulnerabilities as well.

Artificially(one child policy) old society that can’t be easily fixed.

Politically polluted bank lending corruption.

Desperate need to create jobs to maintain power.

Export dependent economy.

Hong Kong as the new West Berlin.

On the US side, a troubling thing I’ve noticed is the following:

Left: They are amplifying the “health care worker as martyr” narrative. Everyone can agree they do great work, but hidden within seem to be messages of genuinely questionable accuracy for possible shaping operations, but the damage is already done before due diligence can be conducted and conveyed due to health care workers having automatic high credibility/trust. (I talk about high trust networks being leveraged for one-off deep fake campaigns)

Right: “Hydroxychloroquine Conspiracy” . We don’t yet have repeatable and scalable treatment. To date, results are “moderate” in these small tests, but “anecdotal” when a deeper dive is taken on efficacy. We all(overwhelmingly at least) want an effective treatment or treatments. We have over 1m prescribing doctors in the US, an ethos of “do no harm”, a culture of H-Hour innovation, and information transparency for rapid discovery, dissemination, repeatedly, and off the shelf scalability. It seems to be less about a discovery of a potential off the shelf effective treatment and more about a short-term news cycle “why do you oppose ‘the cure’? deflection away from incumbent response.

Both are troubling signals(to me at least) of the politicisation of this event.

Related to it:

WhatsApp(part of the Facebook owned single largest western super platform universe including Facebook and Instagram and WhatsApp) is beginning to limit viral sharing.

Beginning in 2018, WhatsApp limited viral sharing/forwarding due to false rumours shared on WhatsApp led to a number of lynchings in India a few years ago.

But now the limitations are being used in EU, as confirmed by a number of classmates today.

It’s worth remembering that back in December Chinese opthomologist Li Wenliang posted on a WeChat group for his medical school alumni asking about the rise of the virus.

He was arrested, forced to make a confession, and possibly directly/indirectly executed as a result.

China’s Big Tech are completely aligned with Chinese foreign policy objectives.

It will be interesting to see how the US and US Big Tech may align within the bounds of the US Constitution and effectively respond to it.
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Old 04-09-2020, 18:45   #6
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Penn,

I read the “Unrestricted Warfare” paper several years ago, and I thought it was discussed on PS.com…Searched, Couldn’t find it, so I guess it was elsewhere ??.

I did find an article from Small Wars Journal that proposes to show that we are at least aware of the China Threat.

I think the Wuhan virus re-sets the game, and China may be in the penalty box.

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Mismatch: U.S. Preparation for Future Conflict During China’s Second Cultural Revolution…. Russell W. Glenn

“War is simply a spike in today’s environment of constant conflict. Two Chinese People’s Liberation Army authors could not have been clearer in demonstrating that such was understood in Beijing with the 1999 release of Unrestricted Warfare. More recent of China’s strategic writings reinforce and further legitimize these observations as having broad acceptance in that country’s security community.[ii] Too many U.S. leaders seem unable to recognize that those observation also apply to this side of the Pacific.”

Standing by While Others Eat Our Lunch: China Turns the Tables on the United States

Beijing’s approach should surprise no one. China’s Military Strategy champions a holistic approach to “warfare,” an approach that could but need not require combat. It is one instead more akin to conflict generally or what Multi-Domain Operations embraces with the continuum of competition and armed conflict.
How to address these challenges?

The Department of Defense is far and away the most robustly funded and manned executive department, but it cannot – and should not – presume to write doctrine for State, Homeland Security, or others in the executive branch. It could, however, offer guidance regarding what is essential if the United States is to persevere in an environment where competition is constant and armed conflict is but one tool, guidance that considers how the military’s capabilities should complement other components of national power – and vice versa – with the objective of more effectively serving our country’s interests.
https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/ar...ral-revolution
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Old 04-26-2020, 05:47   #7
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Here is a real time example of Chinese unrestricted economic warfare in the developing world as per the scenario I shared earlier in the thread:

https://www.iafrikan.com/2020/04/26/...mobile-phones/

This is different than the past.

The US Dollar has dominated mostly based on common acceptability/convertibility and trust.

But currency is going to play second fiddle to platform ubiquity on which transactional volume occurs.

Ask yourself what you would rather control:

1) The one currency
2) The one platform

The platform can replace the currency, the currency cannot replace the platform.
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