By Washington Free Beacon. China has intensified its propaganda to feature militarist displays, including footage of a simulated airstrike on American territory, the New York Times reported Monday.
Propaganda from Chinese Communist Party-affiliated outlets has increasingly showcased Chinese military strength, featuring footage manipulated from Hollywood movies like The Rock and The Hurt Locker.
“If war breaks out,” one video of Chinese soldiers charging through a forest said, “this is my answer.”
Another video featured a Chinese aircraft attacking Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. That video was soon removed from Chinese social media without explanation after quickly going viral. China’s latest propaganda videos have been viewed millions of times.
In recent months, the growing relationship between the United States and Taiwan, which China views as its sovereign territory, has led to unprecedented Chinese propaganda efforts and military showmanship aimed at both countries. In September, China flew more than a dozen fighter jets near Taiwanese airspace during Taiwan’s reception of Undersecretary of State Keith Krach. (Read more from “China Intensifies Propaganda to Include Simulated Strike on American Soil” HERE)
U.S. Preps for ‘Irregular Warfare’ With China, Russia
By Asia Times. The US Defense Department says the entire military must get better at “Irregular Warfare” to fend off the rise of not just nonstate terror groups and cyber attackers, but to stymie Russia and China as well.
The National Defense Strategy pivots the Pentagon to focus on potential conflict with those countries and other advanced militaries instead of lower-tech militants in the Middle East and Africa, according to a report by Rachel S. Cohen at Air Force Magazine.
To put it succinctly, “irregular warfare” isn’t just for special operations forces.
A newly published summary of an annex to the 2018 National Defense Strategy argues despite decades of asymmetric conflict — wars where enemies have exploited weaknesses in U.S. technology and tactics — the Pentagon is still underprepared for that kind of combat, the report said. . .
Those types of fights don’t fit neatly into the physical “great power competition” the US expects to wage with fighter jets, hypersonic weapons and other advanced assets, the report said. (Read more from “U.S. Preps for ‘Irregular Warfare’ With China, Russia” HERE)