People’s Information War

Swedish Meatballs makes me wonder if the Chicoms aren’t reading this blog:

It also put forward the concept of a “people’s information war” for the first time, describing this as a form of national non-symmetric warfare, with the people at the core, computers as the weapons, knowledge as the ammunition and the enemy’s information network as the battlefield. These experts believe that ordinary people can be mobilized to provide global information support, spread global propaganda and conduct global psychological warfare.

Counterpropaganda is a psychological operation.  The American domestic audience is the target.  The source of the propaganda to be countered could be anywhere in the world.  What we once recognized as conventional warfare between the regularly constituted armed forces of sovereign Westphalian nation-state peers is not the war China will fight with America.

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