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China Criticizes Pentagon’s Cyberattack Accusations

The Department of Defense issued a report on China’s military, which broke new ground by directly accusing the People’s Liberation Army of launching cyberattacks against U.S. government interests, the first time the...

Pentagon Plans New Missile Defence in Asia

As tensions loom in the South China Sea and disputes over the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Island continue, Voice of America reports American plans to expand missile defense in Asia. The news follows China and North Korea’s...

Pentagon: China’s Military Getting Stronger

In an annual report to Congress on military and security developments in China, released on Friday, The Pentagon detailed the significant investment in and modernization of China’s military as its influence continues to...

China-U.S. Arms Race Takes to the Sea

The Wall Street Journal reports at-length about the accelerating naval arms race between China and the United States, and a new ballistic missile technology China is developing to keep American aircraft carriers away from its...

How Many Nukes Does China Have?

Bret Stephens writes in The Wall Street Journal about Phillip Karber, head of the Asian Arms Control Project at Georgetown University, who was commissioned by the Pentagon in 2008 to look into China’s “Underground...

China Could Build a Modern Military by 2020, says Pentagon

The annual US Department of Defense report on China’s military capabilities notes that China is on track to build a modern military by 2020. From the Guardian: China appears on track to forge a modern military by 2020, a...

The Pentagon's New China War Plan

Salon reports on the efforts of Pentagon officials to formulate a new “AirSea Battle” approach to maintaining strategic dominance over China: [AirSea Battle] complements the 1992 Defense Planning Guidance, a...

Pentagon Worker Charged With Leaking Info to China

A worker from the Defense Department has been accused of “conspiring to relay classified information to a foreign agent.” From the Associated Press: A criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Virginia accuses...

Computer Spies Breach Fighter-Jet Project, NYPD Computers

Computer spies have broken into plans on the Joint Strike Fighter project, a $300 billion Defense Department fighter-jet program. The cyber attacks allegedly came from China. From the Wall Street Journal: Attacks like these...

China Says Pentagon Report Will Hurt Military Ties

China has responded to the Pentagon report “Military Power of the People’s Republic of China 2009” by rejecting its claim that China’s military modernization poses a threat to others. From Xinhua: “We have lodged...

U.S. Sees Chinese Military Rise, and a Need for More Contact

Chinese military modernization has increased within the past year, according to a Pentagon report. In addition, U.S. Defense officials stress the need for more transparency in China’s military affairs. From Thom Shanker of...

Former Pentagon Worker Sentenced in China Spy Case

AP reports on the sentencing of a former Pentagon analyst on espionage charges: At a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court, Gregg W. Bergersen, 51, of Alexandria, apologized and said he never meant to hurt his country....

China’s Cyber Army is Preparing to March on America, Says Pentagon – Tim Reid

From the Times UK: Chinese military hackers have prepared a detailed plan to disable America’s aircraft battle carrier fleet with a devastating cyber attack, according to a Pentagon report obtained by The Times. The blueprint for such an assault, drawn up by two hackers working for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), is part of an […]

China Denies Pentagon Cyber-Raid – BBC News

From BBC News: China has denied reports that its military hacked into the computer network of the US Department of Defense in Washington. A foreign ministry official said the claims “reflected Cold War mentality”. The Financial Times quoted US officials as saying the Chinese army made the attack, which crashed part of a system for […]

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