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China's Cyber Power and America's National Security
 
West Point cadets tested their cyber defense skills against veteran hackers from the National Security Agency and emerged victorious during the three-day 2011 Cyber Defense Exercise.  (Photo: DoD )  

 

CHINA'S CYBER POWER AND AMERICA'S NATIONAL SECURITY

Colonel Jayson Spade
United States Army
U.S. Army War College Class of 2011

The views expressed in the document are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Department of the Army, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

 

SUMMARY

Exceptionally well-researched and written as evidenced by its receipt of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) writing award in 2011, this monograph examines the growth of Chinese cyber power and their known and demonstrated capabilities for offensive, defensive and exploitive computer network operations.

The U.S. Army War College student author compares China's capacity and potential to the United States' current efforts for cyber security, highlights the degree to which the People's Republic of China's cyber power poses a threat to United States' national security, and offers proposals to improve future U.S. policy for cyber security and defense.



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