Don’t worry, they’re just testing out their cool new cyberwar toys.
China hacked into the Defense ministries of Britain, Germany, France, and the US and engaged in espionage and sabotage. CS Monitor wonders if this is aDigital Cold War. The PLA created dedicated Cyberwar units. So has the US Air Force. The US military just discovered a PLA plan to shut down the Pentagon and battle fleets with preemptive cyber attacks. And rumor has it, the US may have sabotaged the PLA Defense Ministry in retaliation for the recent hacking.
The Chinese and Americans are testing each other to find out who has “electronic dominance.” And for the record, I still dislike the word “cyberwar” – it’s electronic sabotage. It supplements actual warmaking.